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One day after President Donald Trump railed against — among other things — the Iran nuclear deal in his speech before the United Nations General Assembly, that nation’s President responded by denouncing Trump’s remarks in his own speech Wednesday.
Iranian President Hassan Rousani called Trump’s words “ignorant, absurd and hateful rhetoric — filled with ridiculously baseless allegations.” He added that the believes the speech was “unfit to be heard at the United Nations.”
A day earlier, Trump renewed his objections to the Iran nuclear deal, and suggested that he might soon nullify the pact.
“The Iran deal was one of the worst and most one-sided transactions the United States has ever entered into,” Trump said. “Frankly, that deal is an embarrassment to the United States and I don’t think you have heard the last of it, believe me.”
On Wednesday, Trump said (via The New York Times) he’s made up his mind on what to do about the deal, but he’s not ready to disclose his decision publicly.
“I’ll let you know,” Trump said.
Rouhani praised the deal, and blasted Trump for considering its dismantling.
“It will be a great pity if this agreement were to be destroyed by rogue newcomers to the world of politics,” Rouhani said.
Watch above, via NBC.
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