President Donald Trump in a tweet written in Persian criticized Iran and it’s leadership on the 40th anniversary of the Iranian revolution.
“40 years of corruption. 40 years of repression. 40 years of terror. The regime in Iran has produced only #40YearsofFailure. The long-suffering Iranian people deserve a much brighter future,” says the tweet that was sent in an English version as well.
According to The Hill, there was a grand ceremony in Tehran on Monday marking the anniversary of the 1979 revolution that transformed Iran into an Islamic republic, commemorating the day when followers of Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini toppled the Shah of Iran.
At the ceremony, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani praised the country’s war machine pledging to overcome U.S. efforts to isolate Tehran.
“We will not let America become victorious … Iranian people have and will have some economic difficulties but we will overcome the problems by helping each other,” Rouhani said.
Trump last year pulled out of the Obama-era nuclear deal and reimposed sanctions that are destroying Iran’s economy.
The White House is hosting a global conference in Poland this week that will focus on Iran. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Vice President Pence will be in attendance.
National security adviser John Bolton, who in 2017 said he hoped Iran’s revolution “will not last until its 40th birthday,” on Monday tweeted the United States supports “the will of the Iranian people.”
“After 40 years, the Islamic Republic of Iran has failed to fulfill its promises to uphold and safeguard the rights of its citizens. The 40th anniversary of the Iranian regime only serves to highlight four decades of failure and broken promises,” Bolton tweeted.
“It’s been 40 yrs of failure,” he added in a second tweet. “Now it’s up to the Iranian regime to change its behavior, & ultimately up to the Iranian people to determine the direction of their country. The U.S. will support the will of the Iranian people, & stand behind them to ensure their voices are heard.”