News ID: 278921
Published: 0546 GMT January 01, 2021

Iran reacts to distortion of President Rouhani’s words by Washington Times

Iran reacts to distortion of President Rouhani’s words by Washington Times
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Iran’s Foreign Ministry spokesman reacting to a report by Washington Times on distorting recent remarks of President Hassan Rouhani urged the US newspaper to stop publishing fake news and spreading anti-Iran bigotry.

"Cowardice in assassinating foreign leaders is a US-Israeli trademark; NOT Iranian," Saeed Khatibzadeh tweeted on Friday commenting on a report by Washington Times in which the American paper distorted the recent remarks made by President Rouhani.

"@WashTimes should know better than to publish #FakeNews & spread anti-Iran bigotry -even though it has featured PAID content by the outlaw MeK terrorist cult. Your readers deserve better!" he added.

Khatibzadeh further attached an image of the report by Washington Times in which the US newspaper misquoted the Iranian president and falsely claimed, “Rouhani issues Trump death threat: ‘In a few days, the life of this criminal will end.”

Deputy of the Iranian President's Office for Communications and Information Affairs Alireza Moezzi had earlier quoted President Rouhani as saying that the “political life” of US President Donald Trump will be over soon, IRNA reported.

Rouhani, in a speech on Thursday, likened his US counterpart Donald Trump to former Iraqi President Saddam Hussein and said "history will remember him as a "man without dignity".

Rouhani indicated that Saddam imposed a war on Iran for 8 years, but then he fell and left, adding: "Trump also imposed an economic war on us for 3 years, and his political life will end in the coming weeks as well, and history will remember him as a person without dignity."

Khatibzadeh advised Washington Time not to publish fake news and spread anti-Iran bigotry.

   
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Resource: IRNA
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