‘Shameless, ignorant, new Hitler’: Iran & Venezuela fire back after Trump criticism at UN

Two of the most prominent targets of Donald Trump’s maiden UN speech, Iran and Venezuela, have responded to the US president’s condemnations with some of their own, arguing that Washington continues to be a destabilizing influence.
“Trump’s shameless and ignorant remarks, in which he ignored Iran’s fight against terrorism, display his lack of knowledge and unawareness,” said Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif, according to the official Fars news agency.

Trump called Iran a “depleted rogue state whose chief exports are violence, bloodshed, and chaos,” saying that it funds “terrorists that kill innocent Muslims and attack their peaceful Arab and Israeli neighbors” and uses its oil wealth to “shore up Bashar al-Assad’s dictatorship, fuel Yemen’s civil war, and undermine peace throughout the entire Middle East.”

In turn, Zarif accused Washington of supporting “tyrannical regimes” in the region, and “the criminal Zionist state.”

  • Drunk by Noon ✓

    When the worst countries in the world call you the worst person in the world, does that mean the two cancel each other out, and that means you WIN?

    • Norman_In_New_York

      Trump can take satisfaction from these caterwauls. Anything they say say is bad has to be by definition good.

    • barryjr

      Thinking back to elementary school a double negative makes a positive. Therefore Trump must have been correct.

  • vimy

    The past we or so I was really disappointed in Trump. This week not so much.

  • Mr. Meow

    Compare The Donald’s speech to Wonder Boy’s. Not even in the same league

  • “‘Shameless, ignorant, new Hitler’: Iran & Venezuela fire back after Trump criticism at UN”

    Touched a raw nerve, did he? Must have got something right.

  • simus1

    Time for the UNO to move itself closer to its major interests in need of its problem solving expertise. Russia, Turkey, China, India, South Africa, Brazil, Haiti, United Arab Emirates, Tuvalu, the list is endless.

  • pdxnag

    The future must belong to those who chastise dead Mohammad, prophet of evil here on earth.

  • Old Guy

    Here, let me fix Trump’s comment about socialism for you.

    “The problem in Venezuela Canada is not that socialism has been poorly implemented, but that socialism has been faithfully implemented.” President Trump

  • Denis

    he is not Neville Chamberlin who by his inaction and appeasement started world war two. the dictators only understand clear brute force.