Ayatollah Blasts Trump's "Rants And Whoppers", Says Iran Will "Shred" Deal If US Pulls Out

Tyler Durden's picture

Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei - who famously waited three months before offering a tepid endorsement of the JCPOA – largely echoed the threats of other Iranian government officials when he said Wednesday that Iran would adhere to the terms of the deal if other world powers respected it, but would “shred it” if the US were to pull out.

Speaking publicly about the future of the deal for the first time since President Donald Trump refused to decertify it five days ago, Khamenei confirmed that Iran would likely terminate the deal – and restart its nuclear program – if the US Congress decides to unilaterally rule that Iran is not in compliance, opening the door to reimposing sanctions.

The ayatollah’s proclamation puts Iran at odds with the deals other signatories, who’ve maintained that the US doesn’t have the power to terminate a multilateral accord certified by the United Nations. Khamenei welcomed the support of the other signers - Britain, France, Germany, Russia, China and the European Union – but said it would not be enough to convince Iran to stay, Reuters reported.

“Europe must stand against practical measures (taken) by America,” he said. If Trump ditched the deal, “Iran will shred it”.

US lawmakers and President Donald Trump are presently pushing for a bill that would recertify the deal with one important caveat: Iran would be subject to “triggers” – like continued ballistic missile tests or evidence that it could build a nuclear weapon within a year’s time. Violating these conditions would lead to sanctions automatically being reimposed.

However, Khamenei also vowed to continue Iran’s ballistic missile program, which the country claims is strictly for defensive purposes, suggesting that Iran wouldn’t brook the additional restrictions being considered by the US Congress.

"Or to ask why Iran has missiles - well, why do you have missiles? Why do you have nuclear weapons? We will not accept the Europeans going along with America's bullying."

The ayatollah also dismissed Trump's attacks on Iran as "rants and whoppers", adding that Iran will continue to abide by its commitments under the nuclear deal.

"I don't want to waste my time on answering the rants and whoppers of the brute US president," Khamenei said in a speech to students in Tehran, published on his Telegram channel.

The ayatollah insisted that ultimately Iran would prevail in its struggle against the US, adding that it would be unwise to underestimate the threat posed by the US because of Trump’s buffoonish persona.  

"Everyone be assured that this time, too, America will be slapped and defeated by the nation of Iran."

Khamenei said the world should not be fooled by Trump's public persona.

"The US president displays stupidity, but this should not cause us to ignore America's mischief," he said.

The Trump administration has pushed for a more aggressive approach to Iran’s missile program, repeatedly insisting that, while Iran is technically complying with the terms of the pact, it is more broadly violating the “spirit” of the agreement by continuing to test missiles and (allegedly) fund terrorist groups, AFP reported.

While the US has worked itself into a lather over the Iranian missile program, the regime amusingly “punked” their American adversaries last month when they tested what was purported to be a new type of medium range ballistic missile. Intelligence sources initially trusted the Iranian media reports, but later government sources determined that Iran had never actually fired a missile, and that the footage was from a failed launch seven months ago.

On Monday, Iranian Parliament Speaker Ali Larijani said Monday that the US would face stiff consequences if it withdraws from the JCPA – informally known as the Iran deal. He added that Iran "had a developed plan and a certain law,” should the United States withdraw from the agreement on Tehran's nuclear program, adding that Washington would "regret it."

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pawn's picture

Doesn't stop!

ne-tiger's picture

Why orange clown hates persian so much?

Fahq Yuhaad's picture

Orange clown is actor. But can read teleprompter much better than Obanana.

http://mileswmathis.com/trump2.pdf

check lovely photo on page 9

Four chan's picture

ok bearded boy fucker send us back our 1.6 billion in cash.

The Black Bishop's picture

Fat american fucker we send you back 1.6 billion through Hezbollah. Go collect...

deoldefarte's picture

ok bearded boy fucker send us back our 1.6 billion in cash.

my understanding is that the cash actually involved the Iranian funds that were held by our banks and were frozen
by our government. But hey, I may be wrong...

Volkodav's picture

     You not wrong   Iran's funds were confiscated

 

D.T.Barnum's picture

He's doing the masonic "M" handsign

https://postimg.org/image/3zd6tmfziz/

It's not a natural posture for your hand, try it out.

The devil deceiveth the whole world

EEEEEEEEEEE's picture

Trump shouldn't listen to Iranian threats and provocations. This people are simpleminded and horrblie liars.

 

We need to judge Iran by their own muslim law:

"Do not believe in their horrible lies; You need to strike upon Iranians leadership neck!"

msamour's picture

Normally I would agree with you, but look how old that guy is. He's probably got arthritis. I am thinking his fingers are probably just crooked.

D.T.Barnum's picture

Maybe.  I'm on the fence about it.  I'll be watching his hands in future pics.

East Indian's picture

The future of the west depends on such believers. It is not "your" money, whoever you may be. It was Iran's money, and the US grabbed it illegally. When it was clear that Iran would collect it with interest through an international litigation, and that litigiation might set precedent for future claims from other countries, whose money the US and other "civilized" western nations had grabbed from time to time, the US Govt quietly paid $1.something billion to Iran, and also convinced you that it is "your" money. 

The greatest asset of the US is propaganda. As long as it is swallowed wholesale without questions. 

Arnold's picture

Persian Rugs with Made in China labels.

Arnold's picture

The Chinks have Persia on their to do list.

Fahq Yuhaad's picture

Donnie should don even bulkier diaper head gear, he will then gain great face with the Eyeyaatollaah.

_ConanTheLibertarian_'s picture

The US should fuck off with their blackmail.

Kulafarmer's picture

Another lame towel head,
Turn that crap to glass

ThinkAgain's picture

MacKinder's nightmare (https://www.google.com/search?q=mackinder+heartland+theory) is finally coming to reality: the old continent/heartland is getting interconnected at fast pace. MacKinder's theory comprehensive in just one picture from his The Geographical Pivot of History paper: http://www.planck.org/images/mackinder-geo-pivot.jpg. MacKinder's paper was the foundation of UK's impiral/supremacy strategy and is the foundation of US' imperial/supremacy strategy. The concept of win/win is winning, the concept of client/empire is declining.

Pernicious Gold Phallusy's picture

The Iranians (and Europeans) are smart enough to know a treaty binding the US must first be ratified by the Senate. If they were serious about this deal they would have insisted on that. Instead they signed a private agreement with the sitting President, knowing it could be terminated by any future President. Iran had no intent of stopping their offensive nuclear weapons program, and Europe is drooling to sell nuclear technology to help Iran in this. Europe and Iran are maneuvering to make it seem like the breakdown is the fault of the US, when Europe and Iran never intended to keep the agreement. That leaves Obama as the fool - or the accomplice.

Arnold's picture

Clinton shared Loral with the Chinks.
Broken hearted Obama wanted to be sharing with somebody too.

WTFUD's picture

The Senate cannot ratify until Israel gives the green light.

Manipuflation's picture

I thought is was 1979 there for a minute.

No Escape's picture

Donnie’s good at making friends all over the world.

africoman's picture

I heard the whole Ayatolla speech to Iranian last night on PressTV,

I feel comfy watching  RT/PressTV rather than MSM like CNN/BBC etc can't stand it for a minute except to have fun with their spins.Ayatollah speaks openly that nothing unexpected from Trump<<<big mouth>>> and the decertification spin was because of Iran kicks American created terrorist etc....wow

Re-posting

Anybody felt Déjà vu as things are progressing in the ME, the execution of a planned operation of creating divided-weaken Arab nations via sectarian wars and eventually take out Iran? 

Ya, this isn't surprising how the 'Twitter Man' is calling the shot at this point in time, for no reason other than being bibi's poodle of fulfilling his biggest paid roles, making the war for MAGA aka MIGA!!! >>flashing the 666 hand sign bs.

CONgress <<<oh boy being the real CON bought and paid for AIPAC>>>will anonymously vote decertifying of the nuclear deal with bogus excuses like, why it's not in the best interest of fucked up U$A national security<<<aka I$$rahell>>> or at least put another deadly sanction against Iran, provoking her to retaliate or do something stupid even if moving to secure their national security around Kurds or go to aid their allies territory etc.This is considered as aggression by the west.

My worries are, down the hill, they are pulling the string in EU to follow the suit of decertifying unless renegotiating, this means no deal and scrap it.If this happens,w/c I believe will be, then it's

Game over they got Iran into their humanitarian love bomb situations, aka forming Collations, UN accusations, and boom they got the conflict in w/c they will take out Iran and worse nuke her in w/c they drag the world in all-out war etc.

Will Russia, China, and few EU signatory nations save the deal by exposing what's the others agenda is? Knowing how deep Mossad operatives have infiltrated the west, I doubt UK nor Germany, France could do to their benefit except what is on the script, opposing the chump on the surface, but in reality they follow the suit, as they are controlled by the beast system,they will wait for opportune moment to announce their scrapping of the deal and wage all sorts of war to Iran and their allies as 'terrorist'.

BTW anyone who stood against the west/I$$rhell chop-chop agenda, automatically labeled as 'terrorist' and broadcast same to the world by MSM because that terrifies them not the common people.

If its inevitable that the next target of the chopping block is Iran then the next will be Ruskies, So collaboration and developing a packet deterrence measure <<<by anymeans>>> is key to avoid or at least delay it by 100yrs, isn't that obvious.Give 'em a homework how to achieve their objective by complicating the equations.

BritBob's picture

Iran is a member of the UN C24 decolonisation committee and supports Argentina's mythical Malvinas' claim. So much for the human and democratic rights of the Falkland Islanders and so much for that so-called sovereignty claim:

Falkland Islands – The Usurpation (1 pg): https://www.academia.edu/34838377/Falkland_Islands_The_Usurpation

 

You ever heard of a territory being taken illegally in the 19th century? 

Volkodav's picture

     Yes Brits are the worst

One of these is not like the others..'s picture

Bob, mate.

Come on.

How long do you think those islanders will have the right to live as they do upheld once BP decides to process the huge oil deposits reputed to be behind this particular dispute?

After being told to by well paid grinning idiots the television, my generation discarded "Britain" for a United Kingdom full of "diversity". We discarded manufacturing in favour of customer service, self reliance for "social security", and in the case of the falklands we discarded thousands of young mens lives so that 24 people and their sheep to live 3000 miles away from the rest of us?  

I love your tenacity and patriotism Bob, I really do, but I can't help but feel you are nailing it to a flag that was discarded 50 years ago...

ZorroHedge's picture

How does Iran have the nerve to support terrorist groups ? That's a privilege only the US is allowed to have.

EEEEEEEEEEE's picture

Iran needs to be detroyed. I support 100% Israels ideal of the Yinon plan and the removal of shia mulimes. Sunnis aren't good either but shia muslims have to whacked down.

dlfield's picture

"Or to ask why Iran has missiles - well, why do you have missiles?"

We took them as a spoil of World War II.  Your side lost, you Nazi.  Get over it.

wintraiz's picture

Is it not obvious that the Iranians will do what they want to do regardless.  The only difference is that now they don't have a president doing their work for them. 

Omega_Man's picture

Iran should build millions of neat missiles 

south40_dreams's picture

Is that John McCain with a beard?

JoseyWalesTheOutlaw's picture

Never trust a guy wearing a towel on his head..

africoman's picture

I would rather die than trusting a wall kisser wearing yamakah, go figure

WTFUD's picture

Iran's a proper country with NO Central Bankers unlike the poodle vassals hanging onto Vichy DC's petticoat. It's been around 3000+ years and when the dust settles, unlike these kowtowing puppet American Vassal Regimes, will be around 3000+ more years.

Of course this prediction only holds-up if we don't ALL go the way of the dinosaurs.

venturen's picture

So you and your wife move there if is so great!

baldknobber's picture

This whole Iran thing is a giant farce run  by the British out of Whitehall. They put the Shah in  , and after he had out lived his usefulness changed again. Ayatollah Khomeini is a made up character who was played in public by Sean Connery. Look at any photo and tell me I'm wrong

venturen's picture

Stone any young women lately....Oh Holy One?

Sorry but as bad as the US may be...the guy with the towel on his head has some explaining to do! Explain the difference between what ISIS wants and this guy?

Rebelrebel7's picture
Iran has been on the agenda since 1953, when the CIA under the management of Kermit Roosevelt overthrew the democratically elected President Mosadegh because he had nationalized oil revenues. Roosevelt did this by creating riots among extremist groups that were protesting, this method then became the CIA blueprint for staging coup d'et tas throughout the world, then with Carter Ayatollah Khomeini collusion to overthrow Reza Pahlavi, installed by the CIA, then the Iran Iraq war,  then in the Green revolution and assassination of Neda in 2009 which failed. 
The U.S. support of Iraq in the brutal Iran Iraq war from 1980-1988 killing conseratively 500,000, some estimates place it at 2.5 million, in which Iraq had invaded Iran and the U.S. backed Iraq and supplied them with chemical weapons that were used against the Iranians.
Saudi Arabia, Israel, and the U.S. have always colluded with eachother in the take down of Iran. 
It's been since the creation of the CIA,  and like Paul Craig Roberts said, " it seems to have become a habbit."
Ex CIA agent  Ray McGovern has also been hypercritical of this barbaric Trilogy of terror policy against Iran, along with ex CIA  economic hit-man, John Perkins , author of Confessions of an Economic Hitman. 
Why is this?! Remember the brutal policies of Cyrus the Great, when he had freed the Israelites,  abolished slavery, created a secular republic with 20 governors, allowed freedom of religion,  wrote the first Bill of Human Rights,  and developed international trade?!
From Judaism and science.com "Over twenty-five centuries ago, Cyrus II, founder and ruler of the Persian Empire, freed the Jews who had been transported forcibly to Babylon and facilitated the reconstruction of their Temple in Jerusalem. Without the intervention of Cyrus, the Jewish People and Judaism as we know it (if that is not redundant) would not exist today. In short, no Cyrus, no Jews. So who was Cyrus, and why aren’t we celebrating his actions?"
https://www.judaismandscience.com/what-if-cyrus-had-not-freed-the-jews/
Upholding agreements is what honorable nations do. The U.S.  Navy has been in violation. Of the 1958 Geneva Convention protocol for UNCLOS in the Straits of Hormuz.  
I don't think that anyone would appreciate them closing it off since 90% of Persian Gulf oil passes through the Straits.
From ASIL.org
Ships and aircraft also have obligations. According to UNCLOS Article 39 (1), ships engaged in transit passage must proceed without delay; refrain from activities other than those incident to their normal modes of continuous and expeditious transit, unless rendered necessary byforce majeure; refrain from any threat or use of force against the sovereignty, territorial integrity, or political independence of states bordering the strait; and refrain from acting otherwise in violation of the principles of international law embodied in the Charter of the United Nations.[12]
The next question is assessing what implications there might be for Iranian actions as a result of the differences between the UNCLOS transit passage and non-suspendable innocent passage. Both regimes require that passage be “continuous and expeditious.†UNCLOS Article 19, which is identical to Article 14(4) of the 1958 Geneva Convention, defines “innocent passage†as passage that is not prejudicial to the peace, good order, or security of the coastal state. The 1958 Geneva Convention provides that the coastal state cannot suspend innocent passage rights in straits. In addition, UNCLOS provides specific examples of non-innocent passage that are not in the 1958 Geneva Convention. These include, inter alia: the threat or actual use of force against the sovereignty, territorial integrity, or political independence of the coastal state, or in any other manner in violation of the United Nations Charter; using or even practicing with weapons; intelligence gathering; acts of propaganda; or launching, landing, or taking on board any aircraft or military device.[13] In such cases of non-innocent activities, the coastal state can prevent passage.
https://www.asil.org/insights/volume/16/issue/16/transit-passage-rights-...
Rebelrebel7's picture

 

Iran has been on the agenda since 1953, when the CIA under the management of Kermit Roosevelt overthrew the democratically elected President Mosadegh because he had nationalized oil revenues. Roosevelt did this by creating riots among extremist groups that were protesting, this method then became the CIA blueprint for staging coup d'et tas throughout the world, then with Carter Ayatollah Khomeini collusion to overthrow Reza Pahlavi, installed by the CIA, then the Iran Iraq war,  then in the Green revolution and assassination of Neda in 2009 which failed. 
The U.S. support of Iraq in the brutal Iran Iraq war from 1980-1988 killing conseratively 500,000, some estimates place it at 2.5 million, in which Iraq had invaded Iran and the U.S. backed Iraq and supplied them with chemical weapons that were used against the Iranians.
Saudi Arabia, Israel, and the U.S. have always colluded with eachother in the take down of Iran. 
It's been since the creation of the CIA,  and like Paul Craig Roberts said, " it seems to have become a habbit."
Ex CIA agent  Ray McGovern has also been hypercritical of this barbaric Trilogy of terror policy against Iran, along with ex CIA  economic hit-man, John Perkins , author of Confessions of an Economic Hitman. 
Why is this?! Remember the brutal policies of Cyrus the Great, when he had freed the Israelites,  abolished slavery, created a secular republic with 20 governors, allowed freedom of religion,  wrote the first Bill of Human Rights,  and developed international trade?!
From Judaism and science.com "Over twenty-five centuries ago, Cyrus II, founder and ruler of the Persian Empire, freed the Jews who had been transported forcibly to Babylon and facilitated the reconstruction of their Temple in Jerusalem. Without the intervention of Cyrus, the Jewish People and Judaism as we know it (if that is not redundant) would not exist today. In short, no Cyrus, no Jews. So who was Cyrus, and why aren’t we celebrating his actions?"
https://www.judaismandscience.com/what-if-cyrus-had-not-freed-the-jews/
Upholding agreements is what honorable nations do. The U.S.  Navy has been in violation. Of the 1958 Geneva Convention protocol for UNCLOS in the Straits of Hormuz.  
I don't think that anyone would appreciate them closing it off since 90% of Persian Gulf oil passes through the Straits.
From ASIL.org
Ships and aircraft also have obligations. According to UNCLOS Article 39 (1), ships engaged in transit passage must proceed without delay; refrain from activities other than those incident to their normal modes of continuous and expeditious transit, unless rendered necessary byforce majeure; refrain from any threat or use of force against the sovereignty, territorial integrity, or political independence of states bordering the strait; and refrain from acting otherwise in violation of the principles of international law embodied in the Charter of the United Nations.[12]
The next question is assessing what implications there might be for Iranian actions as a result of the differences between the UNCLOS transit passage and non-suspendable innocent passage. Both regimes require that passage be “continuous and expeditious.†UNCLOS Article 19, which is identical to Article 14(4) of the 1958 Geneva Convention, defines “innocent passage†as passage that is not prejudicial to the peace, good order, or security of the coastal state. The 1958 Geneva Convention provides that the coastal state cannot suspend innocent passage rights in straits. In addition, UNCLOS provides specific examples of non-innocent passage that are not in the 1958 Geneva Convention. These include, inter alia: the threat or actual use of force against the sovereignty, territorial integrity, or political independence of the coastal state, or in any other manner in violation of the United Nations Charter; using or even practicing with weapons; intelligence gathering; acts of propaganda; or launching, landing, or taking on board any aircraft or military device.[13] In such cases of non-innocent activities, the coastal state can prevent passage.
https://www.asil.org/insights/volume/16/issue/16/transit-passage-rights-strait-hormuz-and-iran%E2%80%99s-threats-block-passage
Rebelrebel7's picture

Sorry for double post. Not sure why type is crowding.must be a Mossad or CIA hacker.

ReturnOfDaMac's picture

So many "expert" opinions by true exceptionals.  Most never even left their own country.  But experts in lands such as the middle east, China, Russia and Europe. Fascinating.  Bullish.  BTFD.

Rex Andrus's picture

If DJT pulls out isn't it already shredded? If the sheep gets away the wolves have to prey on some other chumps.