The United States will suffer the same fate as Saddam Hussein, says Iranian President

The same will happen to Trump. The United States will suffer the same fate as Saddam Hussein, “said Rouhani.

Hassan Rouhani said these lines in a speech held to mark the day of Iran-Iraq war started in 1980. He warned US President Donald Trump and promises to expand the country’s missile defence.

According to  Reuters news agency, Rouhani also said that “President Donald Trump will fail in his confrontation with Iran, just like Iraqi Saddam Hussein”.

In May, Donald Trump pulled the United States from the nuclear agreement with Iran, but in the speech on Saturday, Rouhani said that it is not appropriate to reduce the country’s military capacity.

“Iran will not give up its defensive weapons, nor the missiles that make the United States so sure.

He says that the country will also increase its defensive capacity.

“The missile makes you angry shows that they are our most effective weapons,” Rouhani said with reference to the West.

In his speech, Rouhani also addressed the US presence in the Gulf, saying “You are saying that we must not be present in our own region, but the question is what are you doing in this region from thousands of kilometres away.”

Iran has ballistic missiles with a range of up to 3,500 kilometres, enough to reach both Israel and US bases in the Middle East.


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