“Today, the world sees the same image of the United States that Iran has been trying to reveal for many years,” the major general added.
In his speech on Tuesday, Trump called Iran a “depleted rogue state whose chief exports are violence, bloodshed, and chaos,” saying that it funds “terrorists that kill innocent Muslims and attack their peaceful Arab and Israeli neighbors.”
He also slammed the 2015 nuclear deal with Iran as “one of the worst and most one-sided transactions” in US history.
In his Wednesday statement, Jafari expressed his hope that Iranian President Hassan Rouhani would give “a decisive” answer to these accusations and urged the government to “use all options to defend the interests of the Iranian nation.”
“It is time to correct the miscalculations of the United States,” he said.