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Fri Jan 17, 2020, 09:56 AM

Iran Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei calls Trump a 'clown,' defends Iran's military

Source: USA Today

Kim Hjelmgaard

Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei called President Donald Trump a "clown" as he defended Iran's military after it mistakenly shot down a Ukrainian passenger plane, in a relatively rare public address that came as he led Friday prayers in Tehran.

The last time Khamenei delivered a sermon to a crowd during Friday prayers was in 2012, on the 33rd anniversary of Iran's Islamic Revolution. The supreme leader called for "national unity" and described Iran's accidental downing of Ukraine International Airlines Flights 752 as a "bitter" tragedy, but one that should not overshadow the "sacrifice" of one of its top commanders, killed in a U.S. drone strike in Iraq days earlier.

Iran's Revolutionary Guards Corp shot down Ukraine's jetliner just hours after Iranian missiles targeted U.S. forces on two bases in Iraq, which was retaliation for the Trump administration's killing of Iran's Gen. Qasem Soleimani near Baghdad on Jan. 3.

All 176 passengers and crew aboard Ukraine's commercial plane were killed. No one died in Iran's strikes on U.S. troops in Iraq. However, the Pentagon said late Thursday at least 11 Americans were injured. Trump said in an address to the nation on Jan. 8 that "no Americans were harmed in last night’s attack by the Iranian regime. We suffered no casualties, all of our soldiers are safe, and only minimal damage was sustained at our military bases."



Read more: https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/world/2020/01/17/irans-supreme-leader-ayatollah-ali-khamanei-donald-trump-clown-middle-east-tensions/4487053002/

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Omaha Steve Jan 17 OP
IronLionZion Jan 17 #1
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dalton99a Jan 17 #3
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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Fri Jan 17, 2020, 10:01 AM

1. Yes, lob insults at each other

not missiles

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Fri Jan 17, 2020, 10:03 AM

2. To trump our military people are no one.

He is jealous of every one of them from the top down. He is a Coward and always was.

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Fri Jan 17, 2020, 10:58 AM

3. Ayatollah Assahola is correct

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Response to dalton99a (Reply #3)

Fri Jan 17, 2020, 12:48 PM

4. Good one. thanks for the post. nt

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Fri Jan 17, 2020, 02:31 PM

5. The funniest thing he said:

Described Iran's elite Quds Force - which the US has designated a terrorist organisation - as a "humanitarian organisation with human values"

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-middle-east-51140806

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Fri Jan 17, 2020, 07:05 PM

6. Hate to say this

but Trump IS a clown

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