TEHRAN (FNA)- Tehran’s provisional Friday Prayers Leader Ayatollah Seyed Ahmad Khatami warned US President-elect Donald Trump to avoid repeating the previous mistakes made by his predecessors and be careful not play around with Iran.
Addressing a large and fervent congregation of the people on Tehran University campus on Friday, Ayatollah Khatami said, “(Trump) be careful not give lion’s tail (referring to Iran) another twist; I hope you will hear these words and realize that the Islamic Iran has a manner and a motto and that is: we will resist until our last breadth.”
“We hope that the new US president will fulfill his recent statements that he does not want tensions with any other country, and if not, at least come to know the Iranian nation and avoid doing anything wrong,” he added.
Ayatollah Khatami lauded Iran’s diplomacy of impartiality during the US presidential election, and said, “They (Democrats and Republicans ) are the same and both of them are at the service of the Zionists.”
“Our policy after the US election was also correct. We do not interfere in other countries’ internal affairs. We respect people of the world and their choices. This has been our policy during the past 37 years,” he added.
He pointed to the statements by Hillary Clinton and Trump in their election campaign, and said, “They admitted that the United States is a bankrupt country.”
“Taxes paid by US citizens are spent in Yemen, Syria, Iraq and other countries to kill people. Trump himself said that the US needs new roads, tunnels, bridges, airports, schools, and hospitals, but the country has no money to fund these projects,” Ayatollah Khatami added.
In relevant remarks on Wednesday, Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif stressed that US President-elect Trump has no way out but to comply with Washington’s undertakings under the nuclear deal signed between Tehran and the six world powers in 2015. Keep reading