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‘Shameless, ignorant, new Hitler’: Iran & Venezuela fire back after Trump criticism at UN

Thursday - 21/09/2017 00:16
Two of the most prominent targets of Donald Trump’s maiden UN speech, Iran and Venezuela, have responded to the US president’s condemnations with some of their own, arguing that Washington continues to be a destabilizing influence.
US President Donald Trump addresses the 72nd Annual UN General Assembly in New York on September 19, 2017. © Jewel Samad / AFP
US President Donald Trump addresses the 72nd Annual UN General Assembly in New York on September 19, 2017. © Jewel Samad / AFP
“Trump’s shameless and ignorant remarks, in which he ignored Iran’s fight against terrorism, display his lack of knowledge and unawareness,” said Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif, according to the official Fars news agency. Trump called Iran a “depleted rogue state whose chief exports are violence, bloodshed, and chaos,” saying that it funds “terrorists that kill innocent Muslims and attack their peaceful Arab and Israeli neighbors” and uses its oil wealth to “shore up Bashar al-Assad's dictatorship, fuel Yemen's civil war, and undermine peace throughout the entire Middle East.” In turn, Zarif accused Washington of supporting “tyrannical regimes” in the region, and “the criminal Zionist state.”

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