‘Time to correct US miscalculations:’ Iran’s army chief vows ‘painful response’ to Trump’s UN speech

Wednesday, September 20, 2017
By Paul Martin

20 Sep, 2017

The US will see “painful responses”
from Iran following the accusations made by President Donald Trump in his speech at the UN General Assembly, the commander of the Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps, Major General Mohammad Ali Jafari, said.

“Taking a decisive stance against Trump is just the beginning. What is strategically important is that the United States faces more painful responses in the actions, behavior and decisions that Iran takes in the coming months,” Jafari said in a statement, as cited by Sepah News, the media outlet of the Revolutionary Guards.

He went on to say that Trump revealed the “true face” of the US, which is that of a “corrupt and bullying state,” to the whole world when he made “slanderous accusations against Iran” in his UN speech.

“Today, the world sees the same image of the United States that Iran has been trying to reveal for many years,” the major general added.

In his speech on Tuesday, 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.”

He also slammed the 2015 nuclear deal with Iran as “one of the worst and most one-sided transactions” in US history.

In his Wednesday statement, Jafari expressed his hope that Iranian President Hassan Rouhani would give “a decisive” answer to these accusations and urged the government to “use all options to defend the interests of the Iranian nation.”

“It is time to correct the miscalculations of the United States,” he said.

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