Iranian MPs Burn US Flag in Parliament, Chant ‘Death to America’ in Protest of POTUS Trump Canceling Nuke Deal

As they chanted, “Death to America!”, members of the Iranian Parliament (Majlis) burned a United States flag in Parliament Wednesday in protest of the announcement on Tuesday by President Donald Trump that he was withdrawing the U.S. from former President Barack Obama’s nuclear weapons ‘prevention’ deal with Iran and reimposing sanctions on Iran. The burning of the flag and a symbolic copy of the deal was posted online by the Iranian news agency IRIB News.

Another version, “Be careful, don’t burn down the parliament!” :) Larijani head of Iran parliament jokes as a group of ‘enlightened’ parliamentarians burn the American flag and scream “Death to America”

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Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani gave a speech in response to Trump in which he repeatedly slammed the U.S. while also saying he would try to keep the nuclear deal with the remaining partners.

Iran’s Foreign Minister Javad Zarif posted his government’s intentions to preserve the deal, “In response to US persistent violations & unlawful withdrawal from the nuclear deal, as instructed by President Rouhani, I’ll spearhead a diplomatic effort to examine whether remaining JCPOA participants can ensure its full benefits for Iran. Outcome will determine our response.”

On April 30 Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Seyed Ali Khamenei posted a three part statement warning the U.S. to leave the Middle East or it’s “feet must be cut off from West Asia”.

“U.S.’s plan is to provoke some ignorant govts. with little knowledge, in our own region, to confront the Islamic Republic. If these govt. officials gain some wisdom, they won’t confront the Islamic Republic; but, if they stand against Iran, they will certainly suffer from defeat.”

“U.S. officials agitate Saudis, creating discord and chaos in West Asia. Why don’t you agitate the Zionists? Because they want to turn Muslims against one another; thus, avoiding the burden of an outcome from confronting the Islamic Republic and the powerful Iranian nation.”

“Wherever U.S. entered, it created instability, brought misery to people; that’s why U.S.’s feet must be cut off from West Asia; U.S. must exit this region. The one whose feet should be cut off is U.S., not Islamic Republic. We are from here. Persian Gulf, West Asia are our home.”

Video and links to President Trump’s speech on Tuesday and supporting White House documents and briefings.

Remarks by President Trump on the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action

President Donald J. Trump is Ending United States Participation in an Unacceptable Iran Deal

Ceasing U.S. Participation in the JCPOA and Taking Additional Action to Counter Iran’s Malign Influence and Deny Iran All Paths to a Nuclear Weapon

Press Briefing by National Security Advisor John Bolton on Iran

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