EVIL Iranian lawmakers chanted “Death to America” during a parliament session today after a speaker accused the United States of being the “real world terrorist”, amid escalating tension with Washington following the downing of an unmanned U.S. drone off the Iranian coast.
President Donald Trump said on Friday that he had aborted a military strike to retaliate for the drone incident because it could have killed 150 people – which wasn’t justifiable action to take for the destruction of an unmanned drone.
Iran, whose rulers adhered to radical forms of Islam, said on Saturday that it would respond ‘firmly’ to any threat against it.
“America is the real terrorist in the world by spreading chaos in countries, giving advanced weapons to terrorist groups, causing insecurity, and still it says ‘Come, let’s negotiate’,” the parliament’s deputy speaker, Masoud Pezeshkian, said at the start of a session broadcast live on state radio.
“Death to America,” chanted many lawmakers in response, to rapturous applause.
The chants, often repeated since the 1979 Islamic revolution which toppled the U.S.-backed Shah, came weeks after Trump said in a U.S. television interview: “They (Iranians) haven’t screamed ‘death to America’ lately.”
Iran will firmly confront any aggression or threat by America,” spokesman Abbas Mousavi told the semiofficial Tasnim news agency on Saturday.
Tehran said the drone was shot down over its territory and Washington said it occurred in international airspace.
Speaking to NBC News after calling-off retaliatory missile strikes, Trump said: “I’m not looking for war, and if there is, it’ll be obliteration like you’ve never seen before. But I’m not looking to do that.”