Iranian Supreme Leader – Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, posted a screenshot on Friday evening of a tweet by President Donald Trump where the US president asserted support for Iranian protesters.
The villainous US govt repeatedly says that they are standing by the Iranian ppl. They lie. If you are standing by the Iranian ppl, it is only to stab them in the heart with your venomous daggers. Of course, you have so far failed to do so, & you will certainly continue to fail. pic.twitter.com/InyE31p12k
— Khamenei.ir (@khamenei_ir) January 17, 2020
Khamenei tweeted “the villainous US govt repeatedly says that they are standing by the Iranian ppl. They lie.”
He continued, maintaining that if the US is “standing by the Iranian ppl, it is only to stab them in the heart with your venomous daggers. Of course, you have so far failed to do so, & you will certainly continue to fail.”
US President Donald Trump responded on Twitter, tweeting his support for the protesters in Iran in both English and Farsi. Perhaps in response to the English tweet used by the Ayatollah.
In the tweet, he says that “The noble people of Iran—who love America—deserve a government that’s more interested in helping them achieve their dreams than killing them for demanding respect.” He finished his tweet by revising his 2016 slogan, saying that “Instead of leading Iran toward ruin, its leaders should abandon terror and Make Iran Great Again!”
Earlier, after videos emerged of Iranian protesters showing reverence toward the United States, including opting not to walk on an American flag painted on a sidewalk, Donald Trump took quickly credit for what he described as a newfound respect for the Islamic Republic.