Trump Says Iran's Nuclear Deal Inconceivable, Disastrous For Israel

Trump Says Iran's Nuclear Deal Inconceivable, Disastrous For Israel

Khamenei also encouraged the citizens of Iran to share their feelings about Donald Trump on Friday, which is the anniversary of the revolution that unseated the US -backed shah, reports Al Jazeera.

Hundreds of thousands of Iranians gathered in Tehran today to celebrate the anniversary of their theocracy and also to chant "death to America", burn USA flags and carry effigies of President Trump.

The marchers Friday "are telling the world" to "speak to the Iranian nation with respect", Rouhani said, according to the semi-official Fars News Agency.

Iran test-fired another surface-to-air missile on Wednesday, in defiance of warnings and a new round of sanctions from the Trump administration last week, a USA official told Fox News. New sanctions on Iran's ballistic missile program was also fuel for the anti-America fire. They imposed a similar ban on U.S. citizens and said that Iranian banks would no longer accept the United States dollar. Anti-American rhetoric at this year's commemoration, however, was more subdued than usual. When Iranians ousted the shah in 1979, one of their demands was independence from the dominant powers of the time, the United States and the Soviet Union.

The rallies bristled with anti-US and anti-Israeli sentiment.

Iranian and Swedish officials signed five memorandums of understanding (MoUs) on the sidelines of a meeting between Iran's President Hassan Rouhani and Swedish Prime Minister Stefan Löfven in Tehran Feb. 11, Iran's state run IRINN TV reported.

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President Trump has criticized the recent nuclear agreement held between the United States and Iran, alongside five other countries.

Riyadh denies the charges and says Tehran destabilizes the region and sponsors terrorism, an accusation rejected by Iran.

"With the deal in jeopardy, the system will be in vital need of Rouhani's team of smiling diplomats and economic technocrats to shift the blame to the USA and keep Iran's economy afloat", said Vaez.

While the rally was lead on my passionate chants, it also brought with it effigies of President Trump-some hanging from ropes.

What followed was two weeks of repeated statements lashing Iran, new sanctions, threats of more sanctions beyond that, and talk of war.

A federal appeals court on Thursday refused to reinstate the ban, which a lower court has suspended.