Iranian MPs Burn U.S. Flag in Parliament
On 9th May 2018, Wednesday, Iranian lawmakers were seen chanting “death to America” while burning down American flags in parliament. The action was taken by the Iranian MPs in response to the U.S. withdrawal from the Iran nuclear deal.
The said action occurred after Iranian President, Hassan Rouhani promised to work with the rest 5 signatories to the non-proliferation agreement (2015), however, Rouhani specified that if negotiations with those countries fall out, the government will boost its Uranium-enrichment endeavors.
“If necessary, we can begin our industrial enrichment without any limitations,” the Iranian leader said. “Until the implementation of this decision, we will wait for some weeks and will talk with our friends and allies and other signatories of the nuclear deal, who signed it and who will remain loyal to it. Everything depends on our national interests.”
Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, Iran’s supreme leader strongly criticized the US President, Trump for his announcement on Tuesday that the USA will reconsider the economic sanctions which were earlier lifted under the agreement. The supreme leader called the action “shallow and ludicrous” and cautioned the president’s “corpse will also be worm food”.
The decision is condemned by the former president, Barack Obama and members of his administration, stating that the decision is ultimately going to harm the credibility of America on the global stage.
Obama stated that “The consistent flouting of agreements that our country is a party to risks eroding America’s credibility, and puts us at odds with the world’s major powers.”
While the decision has been criticized by a majority of people and personalities across the globe, it would be interesting to see whether the reaction affects the decision of the Trump and make him withdraw his decision.
Iranian lawmakers set fire to the U.S. flag inside the country’s parliament following President Trump’s decision to withdraw from the Iran nuclear agreement. https://t.co/UnCr2FaPP1 pic.twitter.com/KM4ifsxouM
— NBC News World (@NBCNewsWorld) May 9, 2018