Trump speech was ’cheap, ugly, foolish and unreal’: Iranian leader

President Donald Trump’s "cheap, ugly, foolish and unreal" remarks before the UN general assembly earlier this week were a sign of desperation, Iran’s supreme leader has said.

In his debut address to the UN on Tuesday, Mr Trump called Iran a "corrupt dictatorship" and a "murderous regime", and said the landmark nuclear agreement Tehran reached with the US and other world powers was "an embarrassment to the United States", strongly hinting he might pull out of the deal.

In a meeting with a clerical assembly, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said such comments "do not come from power, but from anger, desperation and weak-mindedness".

Related Articles

Donald Trump says 'total termination' of Iran nuclear deal possible

Donald Trump to urge greater pressure on North Korea during Asia-Pacific trip

Donald Trump policy on Iran is self evidently counter-productive

Dangerous decision from Trump - Threat to Iran nuclear deal

More in this Section

France taking measures to outlaw sexual harassment

An artificial pancreas linked to a smartphone has been successfully trialled in the US

Madagascar's cities struggling to cope with plague outbreak

This is why Ophelia is turning the sky red

Today's Stories



Remembering the dead: Poignant reason behind Cork’s Zombie Walk

Eight events around Ireland to check out for some frightful fun this Halloween

Massacre at mass on Scariff Island

Ask Audrey: 'It’s like I’m in a horror movie called Revenge of the Norries'

More From The Irish Examiner