Spokesman blasts US’s Bolton for "chronic illusions about Iran"
Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman Bahram Qassemi rapped US National Security Adviser John Bolton for his recent remarks, saying that he is suffering from a chronic illusion on Iran.
"John Bolton is suffering from a type of fully chronic illusion on Iran and the Iranians," Qassemi said on Tuesday.
The reaction came after Bolton blasted the Islamic Republic of Iran Monday on the 40th anniversary of the Islamic Revolution.
"For all your boasts, for all your threats to the life of the American President, you are responsible for terrorizing your own people. I don't think you'll have many more anniversaries to enjoy," Bolton claimed in a video message released on the White House Twitter feed.
Qassemi said that Bolton's comments indicate that all his dreams and plots against Iran on the 40th anniversary of the Islamic Revolution have fallen flat and been foiled.
He advised Bolton to take a look at the mass-participation of Iranian people in rallies held to support the Islamic Republic on the 40th anniversary of the Islamic Revolution on Monday and avoid uttering such remarks away from his old hatred for Iran and the incorrect understanding and information he receives from wrong people.
Bolton had also earlier said in a gathering of the Mojahedin-e Khalq Organization, MKO terrorist group, in Paris that the Islamic Republic would be overthrown before it could celebrate the 40th anniversary of its Revolution.
In response, millions of Iranians in Tehran and other cities throughout the country poured to the streets on Monday to show their support for the Islamic Republic through staging massive rallies on February 11th, marking the 40th anniversary of the victory of the Islamic Revolution in Iran.
Huge masses of people from all walks of life converged on streets and squares all over the country to express their support for the cause and ideals of the Islamic Revolution, chanting “Death to America”.
A sum of 6,500 Iranian and foreign journalists, reporters and photographers covered the Bahman 22 (February 11) rallies this year.
Days before the rallies, Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei said the 'Death to America' motto chanted by Iranians is aimed at White House rulers who happen to be President Donald Trump, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and National Security Advisor John Bolton in the current administration and not the American people.