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Trump reignites Iranian rage with 'terrorist nation' diatribe

Despite political differences, many Iranians are coming together to lash out at US President Donald Trump after he called Iran "a terrorist nation."

"A certain government kills a journalist in a certain country, and while condemning that killing the president of another country brands us terrorists, that's bizarre, isn’t it?" tweeted an Iranian in response to remarks by US President Donald Trump following his Nov. 20 statement on the murder of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi.

"They are a terrorist nation right now," Trump told reporters upon his departure to Florida Nov. 20, only hours after he issued a statement meant to address the CIA findings on the role of Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman in the murder of the dissident journalist. Trump started off that statement by lambasting Iran's involvement in the Yemen conflict, only briefly touching upon whether the young prince had ordered the killing: "Maybe he did and maybe he didn't!"

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