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Summer of Victories 2019


War of Tweets: Zarif Lashes Out At Trump’s 40 Years’ Rant

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By Staff, Agencies

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif minced no words while listing the United States’ failures over the past 40 years after US President Donald Trump shared his perception of Iran’s performance during the same period.

“40 Years of Failure to accept that Iranians will never return to submission. 40 Years of Failure to adjust US policy to reality. 40 Years of Failure to destabilize Iran through blood & treasure,” Zarif tweeted on Tuesday.

“After 40 yrs of wrong choices, time for Donald Trump to rethink failed US policy,” he added.

A day earlier, Trump used the 40th anniversary of Iran’s 1979 Islamic Revolution, which was celebrated by millions of Iranians all across the country, as the subject of a fiery tweet posted in Persian, but also featuring an English-language text-over-image translation.

He alleged that the Islamic Republic had, over the four decades that had followed the victory, not brought about anything but “corruption, repression, terror.” Trump concluded that Tehran had “produced only failure” ever since.

Trump made opposition to Iran a regular feature of his rhetoric in 2016, when he launched his election campaign.