Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khameeni has said that Donald Trump is showing the true face of America.

Ayatollah Khamenei said on Tuesday that Iran should thank the new US president “because he made it easier for us to reveal the real face of the United States.”

“What we have been saying, for over thirty years, about political, economic, moral, and social corruption within the US ruling establishment, he came out and exposed during the election campaigns and after the elections,” he said.”

The Iranian Leader noted, “Now, with everything he is doing - handcuffing a child as young as five at an airport - he is showing the reality of American human rights.”

In a recent tweet, Trump has said that Iran was “playing with fire”. He wrote on his twitter account: “They don't appreciate how “kind” President Obama was to them. Not me!”

Ayatollah Khamenei referred to Obama as the president who imposed paralyzing sanctions on Iran, adding “Should we thank him for Daesh (ISIS), the ongoing wars in Iraq and Syria, or the blatant support for the 2009 sedition?”

He also said that it was him (Obama) who brought the crippling sanctions to the Iranian people.