In January, Iran launched a missile test, so President Trump put them “on notice.” Now, Iran has decided to up the bar and escalate things to another level.
Thousands of Iranians protested on Friday to swear loyalty to their clerical leaders, chanting, signing revolutionary songs, and shouting three despicable words: “Death to America,” via Reuters.
This took place on the anniversary of the 1979 Islamic Revolution, which overthrew the Shah Mohammad Reza Pahlavi, who was backed by the US.
Footage from the march showed the protesters stepping on pictures of Donald Trump and carrying signs and banners that said, “Thanks Mr. Trump for showing the real face of America.”
“America and Trump cannot do a damn thing. We are ready to sacrifice our lives for our leader,” said one man to the state TV, referring to Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, the Supreme Leader of Iran. The military band played, and people shouted death and destruction against the Western culture.
Many leaders and prominent figures in Iran encouraged people to join the rally to “show their unbreakable ties with the Supreme Leader and the Islamic Republic.” Leaders who voiced this encouragement include President Hassan Rouhani.
The diplomatic ties between D.C. and Tehran were severed after the country’s 1979 revolution, due to students taking over the U.S. embassy and taking 52 Americans hostage for over 400 days.
“Some inexperienced figures in the region and America are threatening Iran … They should know the language of threats has never worked with Iran,” Rouhani stated to the people present at the rally in Azadi Square. “We are not seeking tension, but we are united before bullying and any threat.”
The rally had a very strong anti-American and anti-Israeli voice, many carrying pictures of President Trump, Prime Minister of Israel Benjamin Netanyahu, and Prime Minister of the UK Theresa May, with the words “Death to the Devil Triangle” on it.
They thanked the American people who were opposing and protesting the ban of seven countries listed in Trump’s executive order, which includes Iran. Many are thanking the liberals for supporting the Muslim people. The liberals are supporting people who wish death upon our president and other leaders.
With President Trump in the White House, there will be no more shady deals with Iran, something former President Obama did quite often. Rouhani wants the deal to continue in order to protect the Islamic Republic’s right to have nuclear power.
However, this country’s actions have shown exactly why our president should be vigilant against making nuclear deals with countries that are overrun with radical thoughts and beliefs. The actions of these Iranians demonstrate that they should be banned from entering this country. No people who shout “Death to America” should be allowed into America. That much is obvious.