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Sat Feb 9, 2019, 08:46 AM

'Death to America' means 'death to Trump,' Iran's Supreme Leader says

By Thomas Erdbrink NEW YORK TIMES FEBRUARY 08, 2019

TEHRAN, Iran — When Iran uses the slogan “Death to America,” the country’s supreme leader said on Friday, it is specifically wishing death on President Trump and two of his senior officials.

“’Death to America’ means death to Trump and John Bolton and Pompeo,” the supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, said, referring to John R. Bolton, the president’s national security adviser, and Mike Pompeo, the secretary of state. “It means death to American leaders, who happen to be these people at this time,” he added.

Khamenei has reflected on the phrase repeatedly as Iran prepares to commemorate the 40th anniversary of its Islamic revolution, and engages in an increasingly bitter standoff with the Trump administration. The United States has withdrawn from a nuclear accord with Iran, reimposed economic sanctions on the country, and stepped up measures designed to pressure, and perhaps change its leadership.

“Death to America” would remain part of Iran’s official discourse, Khamenei’s website, Khamenei.ir, quoted him as saying on Monday, until the United States changes its “evil and mean” ways.

In the weeks preceding the anniversary, Iranian clerics, politicians, and commanders have been renewing their rhetorical attacks against the US.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sat Feb 9, 2019, 09:11 AM

1. I see a lot of the world sees rump as he really is, and not the American people. A joke. NT

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sat Feb 9, 2019, 09:19 AM

2. What about the 38 years prior to Trumo they have been chanting?

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sat Feb 9, 2019, 09:21 AM

3. Oh well. What can you do

When a Supreme leader calls for trumps death. I mean it's uncool I guess. So bad suprm

Oh yeah forgot what I was doing, bad supreme leaazzz

Snore. Zzzzzzzss

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