Trump Blasts Antisemitic Iranian Regime in State of Union Speech

Iran Blusters, Lies in Response

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President Trump attacked Iran for its antisemitic agenda during his State of the Union speech Tuesday night.

“We will not avert our eyes from a regime that chants, ‘Death to America,’ and threatens genocide against the Jewish people,” Trump said. “We must never ignore the vile poison of anti-Semitism, or those who spread its venomous creed. With one voice, we must confront this hatred anywhere and everywhere it occurs.”

Trump also discussed the massacre at the Tree of Life synagogue in Pittsburgh, where 11 people were killed by an antisemitic shooter.

Trump mentioned Israel only once in the speech, in the context of his long-promised peace plan.

“Our approach is based on principled realism — not discredited theories that have failed for decades to yield progress,” he said. “For this reason, my administration recognized the true capital of Israel — and proudly opened the American embassy in Jerusalem.”

Trump further stated that ISIS has almost been totally wiped out in Syria and Iraq.

In response to Trump's speech, Iran's Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif tweeted, “Iranians - including our Jewish compatriots - are commemorating 40 yrs of progress despite US pressure, just as @realDonaldTrump again makes accusations against us.”

Iran often exploits the vulnerability of its tiny Jewish community in order to appear tolerant toward Jews. The overwhelming major of Persian Jews, however, have long since fled the country due to antisemitism.

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