Tongues smeared with threatening': Iran rebukes Trump's farsi tweet supporting protests in Tehran
11:25, Monday, 13 January, 2020
US President Donald Trump has tweeted that he and his administration were monitoring Saturday's protests in Iran and expressed support for participants in rallies sparked by Tehran’s unintentional downing of a Ukrainian jet amidst the spiralling US-Iran tensions. Trump followed up with a tweet in the Persian language that carried the same message.
Tehran responded late on Sunday to US President Donald Trump’s tweet in the Persian language, Farsi, expressing support for Saturday’s protests in Iran.
Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman Abbas Mousavi said that the US president is not entitled to dishonor the ancient Persian language. In a tweet on Sunday, he wrote:
“Hands and tongues smeared with threatening, sanctioning and terrorizing the #Iranian nation, are not entitled to dishonor the ancient #Persian_language. By the way, are you actually "standing by" millions of Iranians whose hero you just assassinated or "standing against" them?!”