President Trump has removed The United States from the Obama-era Iran nuclear agreement. The move surprised many who had campaigned to keep the plan in place. Now the Iranians are angry about what they perceive as the United States breaking its word. In a show of frustration leaders burned American flags and vowed to continue developing missiles.
“Iran’s Supreme Leader has warned ‘America can’t do a damn thing’ as politicians burned a US flag in parliament in the wake of Donald Trump’s withdrawal from the 2015 nuclear deal,” Fox writes.
Ayatollah Ali Khamenei that Trump told ’10 lies’ during his announcement Tuesday. He didn’t explain the 10 lies. “I said many times from the first day: don’t trust America. I don’t trust these three countries,” he said, referring to France, Britain and Germany.
The sentiment was welcomed. As he spoke, Iranian politicians chanted “death to America.” They set fire to flags and seemed to revel in the energy of their animosity, cheering and shaking their fists.
“This man will turn to dust and his body will become food for snakes and ants,” the Iranian leader said about Donald Trump. “And the Islamic Republic will still be standing.’
The United States, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, said “cannot do a damn thing” to stop their weapons development.
France, Germany, and Britain are still signatories to the agreement, and seem intent on maintaining the status quo. The Iranians, though, seem dubious.
“If you can’t get a definite guarantee, then the nuclear deal can not be continued,” Ali Khamenei said.
“You heard last night that the president of America made some silly and superficial comments.”
“He had maybe more than 10 lies in his comments. He threatened the regime and the people, saying I’ll do this and that. Mr. Trump, I tell you on behalf of the Iranian people: You’ve made a mistake.”
“We accepted the nuclear deal, but the enmity against the Islamic Republic did not end,” Khamenei said.
The regional tensions are having a noticeable impact at the pump. Gas prices are climbing.
Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman was in Washington this week, partly to discuss fuel supply issues.
“Following Trump’s announcement,” Fox added, “the world’s largest oil exporter said it will take all necessary measures to prevent oil supply shortages as Iran is expected to retaliate against the US with its own sanctions.”
“The kingdom will work with major oil producers within and outside OPEC, and with major consumers as well to limit the impact of any shortages in supplies,” the Saudi energy ministry said.
“The kingdom of Saudi Arabia is committed to support the stability of the global oil markets to serve the interests of both producers and consumers and also the sustainability of global economic growth.”
Below is the video of the Iranian flag burning.