On Wednesday, President Donald Trump announced that the United States was withdrawing from the Iran nuclear deal — and the world’s number one state sponsor of terrorism did not take it well.
In response to the U.S. pulling out of the deal, Iranian lawmakers in parliament lit a paper U.S. flag and chanted, “Death to America!” The Associated Press reports:
The lawmakers, including a Shiite cleric, held the flaming flag alight as their colleagues joined their chants. They also burned a piece of paper representing the nuclear deal and stomped on the papers’ ashes.
Alaeddin Boroujerdi, head of Iran’s parliamentary committee on national security, said, “With America’s decision, Iran’s missile program will not change at all.”
“So if necessary, we can begin our industrial enrichment without any limitations,” Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said. “Until 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.”
Fars News Agency posted another video that appeared to show Iranian citizens also burning American flags while chanting anti-American statements.