The Latest: Iran’s Rouhani disparages Trump over sanctions
Tuesday, 25 June 2019 DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The Latest on tensions between the U.S. and Iran and in the Persian Gulf (all times local): 11:50 a.m. Iran’s president is mocking President Donald Trump, going so far as to say that the White House is “afflicted by mental retardation.” The comments by Hassan Rouhani came after the Trump administration sanctioned Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei on Monday. Rouhani said the decision meant the “certain failure” of the White House’s efforts. He also criticized U.S. officials for wanting to sanction Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif. Rouhani spoke live in a televised address on Tuesday. ___ 11:35 a.m. Iran’s...
Iran's President Rouhani has said the latest US sanctions against the country demonstrate Washington's "desperation" and will not succeed.
President Trump signed further measures aimed specifically at Iran's supreme leader Ayatollah Khamenei on Monday.