Khamenei: Iran Will ‘Shred’ Nuclear Deal If…

Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said Wednesday that Iran would “shred” the nuclear deal it reached with the United States and five other nations if the U.S. pulls out of the agreement.

It was only last week that President Donald Trump said Iran had violated the spirit, if not the letter, of the agreement, and thus refused to certify that the regime was in compliance.

Although that step alone does not mean the agreement is void, it begins a chain of events that could open up new talks on the deal or lead to the agreement being scrapped altogether.

Iranian State TV showed Khamenei speaking to students in Tehran, where he didn’t hold back on his opinion on the current administration, CBS News reported.

“I will not spend time to respond to the nonsensical comments by the foul-mouthed president,” Khamenei said, later referring to the Trump administration as being “mentally retarded.”

“Trump’s stupidity should not distract us from America’s deceitfulness … If the U.S. tears up the deal, we will shred it,” he added.

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