#NeverTrustUS: Iranians React to Trump Disavowing Nuclear Deal




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 Iran’s New President Hassan Rouhani has requested that Israel to sign and become a member of the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) as he spoke for a second time at the United Nation General Assembly. “As long as nuclear weapons exist, the threat of their use exists,” Rouhani said, citing the American bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki in 1945.  Rouhani is calling for “nuclear-free zone” in the Middle East.  Israel is the only country in the Middle East that had not and will not sign the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty. -A “Nuclear-Free Zone” in the Middle East? Why Israel will not Join the Non-Proliferation Treaty

    Oct 14, 2017

Iranians take to social media to express frustration with what they perceive to be Trump's hypocrisy toward their country

Iranians took their anger at U.S. President Donald Trump to Twitter Friday night for what they see as hypocrisy and a double-standard after Trump disavowed the 2015 international nuclear deal that limited the country's uranium enrichment program in exchange for economic sanctions relief. 

In his speech, Trump criticized Iran for supporting terrorist groups, including Hezbollah, but Iranians pointed out Trump's coziness with Saudi Arabia, a country which has been accused of backing 9/11 perpetrators Al-Qaida.


Iranians tweeted lists of the terrorist organizations allegedly supported by Saudi Arabia’s Wahabist government, which Trump attributed to Iran in Friday’s speech. “#Trump at his press conference: the #Iranian regime is supporting #terrorist groups like ISIS, Al-Qaida in #Syria, Yemen, and Iraq.”

Iran now faces tightened sanctions and an American renege on the nuclear deal which had helped Iran’s economy bounce back. Meanwhile, Trump signed an arms deal with Saudi Arabia on one of his official first trips as president.


 Iranians tweeted lists of the terrorist organizations allegedly supported by Saudi Arabia’s Wahabist government, which Trump attributed to Iran in Friday’s speech. “#Trump at his press conference: the #Iranian regime is supporting #terrorist groups like ISIS, Al-Qaida in #Syria, Yemen, and Iraq.”

Al-Qaida and ISIS are both Sunni Muslim terrorist groups, and in 2009, WikiLeaks revealed that then-U.S. Secretary Hillary Clinton had said that Saudi Arabia was supporting Al-Qaida.

 Iranians also responded to what they saw as a dig at Iran when Trump spoke of altercations in the “Arabian Gulf,” referring to the body of water popularly called the “Persian Gulf” separating Iran from Saudi Arabia.



This comment provoked attacks on Trump’s intelligence, with Iranians calling him an "idiot" on Twitter and asking if he had ever learned geography. Although both names are technically correct, the decision to call the body of water Arabian rather than Persian echoed what Iranians see as the Trump administration’s predilection for Saudi Arabia over Iran.

 Iranians expressed their frustration with the hashtags #NeverTrustUS, #IranKeepsPromises as opposed to the U.S. which has now reversed their commitment to the deal, and #No2US trending.
read more: https://www.haaretz.com/middle-east-news/iran/1.817135

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