9/30/2018 1:20:14 PM
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Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said on Thursday the United States had nothing to show for its appearance at the U.N. General Assembly this week, extending an exchange of insults with Tehran’s arch-adversary.
President Donald Trump used his annual address to the General Assembly on Tuesday to denounce Iran as a “corrupt dictatorship” whose leaders “sow chaos, death and destruction”, and told the U.N. Security Council on Wednesday that Washington was pursuing further sanctions against the Islamic Republic.
Rouhani, in his General Assembly speech, suggested Trump suffered from a “weakness of intellect” after having withdrawn the United States from big powers’ 2015 nuclear deal with Iran, a move that dismayed European allies of Washington.
“When Mr. Trump was speaking and at the beginning of his speech bragged a lot about the accomplishments of his-two year old administration, everyone laughed,” Rouhani said.
“What’s important is that today, other than one or two countries, no one is supporting America,” he said. “It’s a historic political isolation that is rare for America.”
Separately, Iranian Defence Minister Amir Hatami said that Iran would not bow to intensifying U.S. economic pressure.