Feb 7, 2017 - Politics & Policy

Iran is "thankful" Trump showed "real face" of U.S.

Office of the Iranian Supreme Leader / AP

In an appearance on Iranian state TV, Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei said he wasn't thankful for former President Obama's handling of the region — bringing up sanctions, ISIS and the Syrian civil war. Then he appeared to comment on Trump, per the AP:

"We are thankful to Mr. Newcomer, of course, since he has shown the real face of the U.S. and proved what Iran has said for 38 years about the political, economic, social and moral corruption of the U.S. government."

Background: Trump tweeted last week that "Iran is playing with fire - they don't appreciate how 'kind' President Obama was to them. Not me!"

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