Washington: President Donald Trump on Friday warned Iran’s supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, to be careful with his words.
“Their economy is crashing, and their people are suffering. He should be very careful with his words!” Trump tweeted.
“The so-called ‘Supreme Leader’ of Iran, who has not been so Supreme lately, had some nasty things to say about the United States and Europe,” Trump tweeted of Khamenei’s comments earlier Friday in Tehran.
Trump tweeted hours after Khamenei called him a “clown” who will “push a poisonous dagger” into Iran’s back.
Leading the Friday prayers in Tehran, Khamenei also defended Iran’s military after it mistakenly shot down a Ukrainian passenger plane.
Khamenei also condemned Trump and the U.S. for the deadly drone strike against a top Iranian general.
“The villainous U.S. government repeatedly says that they are standing by the Iranian people. They lie,” Khamenei said. “If you are standing with the Iranian people, it is only to stab them in the heart with their venomous daggers.”