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Rouhani on Trump UN speech: 'Ignorant, absurd and hateful'

Iranians reacted harshly to US President Donald Trump’s speech at the United Nations against Tehran and the JCPOA.
U.S. President Donald Trump addresses the 72nd United Nations General Assembly at U.N. headquarters in New York, U.S., September 19, 2017. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid - HP1ED9J1MR9WE

Around 6:30 p.m. Sept. 19, Iranians were tuned in, waiting to hear what US President Donald Trump would say in his address to the UN General Assembly with regard to the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA). The 2015 pact resulted in the lifting of nuclear-related sanctions against Iran.

Trump said, “We cannot abide by an agreement if it provides cover for the eventual construction of a nuclear program. … The Iranian government masks a corrupt dictatorship behind the false guise of a democracy. It has turned a wealthy country, with a rich history and culture, into an economically depleted rogue state whose chief exports are violence, bloodshed and chaos.”

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