Iran president Hassan Rouhani has said that the White House is “afflicted by mental retardation” following sanctions imposed by Trump administration on the country supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei.
Speaking during a live TV broadcast, Mr. Rouhani termed the sanction against Ayatollah and other senior officials as “outrageous and idiotic”
The sanctions follow warning from Iran who said they will end diplomatic channels between Tehran and Washington.
Iran Foreign minister said that the sanctions will destroy mechanisms built to maintain peace and security between the two countries.
On his part, President Donald Trump said that the sanctions imposed were in response to Iran’s provocative actions.
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Trump had initially opened doors for negotiations to complete the elimination of Iran nuclear programme, support for international terrorism and its ballistic missile delivery systems among other actions.