Not to be outdone by North Korea, Russia, and Syria, Iran has thrown their hat in the ring in the game of “taunt the United States”.
With Kim Jong Un committing to his predictable show of military force for “Day of The Sun”, and the Syrian/Russian tag team regime consistently lambasting the United States’ involvement in Syria’s civil war, you would think that Donald Trump would have enough diplomatic issues to handle during his first 100 days in office.
Iran, however, has a different idea.
“Former Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said Saturday he does not view recent U.S. missile strikes on ally Syria as a message for Iran, which he called a ‘powerful country’ that the U.S. cannot harm.
“The controversial former president made the remarks to The Associated Press on Saturday in his office in northern Tehran, three days after he stunned Iranians by registering to run for president again.
“His surprise candidacy must still be approved by authorities but has already upended a race that was widely expected to be won by incumbent moderate Hassan Rouhani.
“Ahmadinejad dismissed suggestions that the U.S. strike on Syria might also be a warning for his country.
“‘I do not think it has a message for Iran. Iran is a powerful country and people like Mr. Trump or the United States administration cannot hurt Iran,’ he said.
“U.S. President Donald Trump’s administration earlier this year announced it was putting Iran ‘on notice’ in part over its ballistic missile tests, and last week pounded a Syrian air base with cruise missiles in response to a chemical weapons attack.”
Ahmadinejad has been a long-time opponent of the United States and her allies, threatening to wipe Israel off of the map several times, while simultaneously promoting wild conspiracy theories purporting that The Holocaust didn’t occur. To have the maniac back in power would certainly perk up the ears of the United States’ military.