The Ayatollah said in a tweet that “the villainous US govt repeatedly says that they are standing by the Iranian ppl. They lie.”
It’s 2020, so naturally, the tense diplomatic debate between the US and Iran seems to now be unfolding, at least partly, on Twitter.
‘Supreme leader’ of Iran, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, posted a screengrab on Friday evening of a tweet by US President Donald Trump which was posted a week earlier, wherein the president voiced support for Iranian protesters.
He continued, claiming that if the US is “standing by the Iranian ppl, it is only to stab them in the heart with your venomous daggers. Of course, you have so far failed to do so, & you will certainly continue to fail.”
US President Donald Trump responded on twitter 11 hours later, tweeting his support for the protesters in Iran in both English and Farsi. Perhaps in response to the English tweet used by the Ayatollah.
In the tweet, he says that “The noble people of Iran—who love America—deserve a government that’s more interested in helping them achieve their dreams than killing them for demanding respect.”
He finished his tweet by revising his 2016 slogan, saying that “Instead of leading Iran toward ruin, its leaders should abandon terror and Make Iran Great Again!”
In a previous tweet, Trump said Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei should be very careful about what he says after Khamenei harshly criticized the United States in a Friday prayers sermon in Tehran.