Iranian president Hassan Rouhani bragged that Iran is building ballistic missiles to crush the United States and its allies.
Rouhani was responding to President Trump’s speech to the leaders of 50 Muslim-majority nations last week, where he called on America’s Arab allies to defeat ISIS and Islamist terrorists, notably Iran.
Rouhani made the anti-America remarks during a meeting with Iranian cabinet members on Wednesday, the Free Beacon reported:
We need missiles, and the enemy should know that we make everything we need and we don’t pay an iota of attention to your words. The remarks by the enemies of the Iranian nation against Iran’s missile power are out of ignorance.
Rouhani’s comments echoed recent statements by senior Iranian military leaders, who vowed that Iran will “never stop” developing ballistic missiles. Iran recently revealed it had constructed a third underground ballistic missile production factory and is now itching to use the weapons against the United States.
“We will increase our missile power,” Iranian General Amir Ali Hajizadeh declared in a statement. “Our enemies, the United States, and the Zionist regime (Israel) are naturally upset and get angry at our missile production, tests and underground missile facilities because they want Iran to be in a weak position.”
All this confirms what U.S. officials had feared: That former president Obama’s disastrous Iran nuclear deal is helping Iran beef up its weapons stockpile on a massive scale.
Iran has reportedly increased its defense budget 145% and is using the billions of dollars that were unfrozen under Obama’s deal to do this. So basically, the U.S. gave Iran fistfuls of cash to build a massive army to annihilate us.
Last month, Iranian military leaders bragged to local newspapers that the Islamic Republic’s army was being fortified into an “offensive juggernaut.” Under the Iran nuclear deal inked by Obama, Iran — the largest state sponsor of terrorism in the world — had promised never to acquire nuclear weapons.
In the lopsided agreement, Obama lifted economic sanctions that had crippled Iran financially for decades, unfroze $150 billion in assets, and gave Iran $400 million in cash.
President Trump has repeatedly slammed the deal, calling it dangerous and stupid. “It was the single worst deal ever,” Trump said. “It’s a disgrace that a deal like that was even signed. It made Iran a power from a country that was ready to fall apart.”
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