Trump doomed to fail against Iran, just like Saddam Hussein did - Rouhani
Baku, Azerbaijan, Sept. 22
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said the Islamic Republic would never cut back on its missile program.
Addressing a military parade in Tehran on Saturday, Rouhani said, “(US President Donald) Trump is doomed to fail against Iran just like Iraq’s Saddam Hussein did”.
Stressing that Tehran will never replete under US pressure, he said that Iran would not give up its defense capabilities and missile program.
Should the worst-case scenario occur and Washington attacks Iran, the US would face the same fate as Iraq’s Saddam Hussein, Rouhani warned, referring to the eight-year Iran-Iraq War in the 1980s.
“The same will happen to Trump. America will suffer the same fate as Saddam Hussein,” Rouhani said.
Iran’s Army and the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) are holding a joint military exercise in the Persian Gulf.
The war game involves various units of the Iranian Army and IRGC including the Rapid Reaction Unit, the Artillery Unit, and the Drone Unit.
More than 600 military vessels are involved in the drill, showing strengthen in waters of the Persian Gulf near the Strait of Hormuz.
Before the beginning of two major parades in the cities of Tehran and Bandar Abbas, Rouhani and Parliament Speaker Ali Larijani made speeches in the capital and the southern city, respectively.
The drill involves the military and IRGC’s fighter jets, including F-4, Mirage and Sukhoi-22.
Five logistics and combat helicopters are also taking part in the exercise over the Persian Gulf waters and the Sea of Oman.