Thousands of Iranians have taken to social media to blast U.S. President Donald Trump for its harsh stance against the Islamic Republic and refusing to certify the 2015 Iran nuclear deal.
In his Friday speech, Trump called Iran a “rogue” and “fanatical” country and claimed that the country had failed to live up to the “spirit” of the nuclear agreement.
Under the nuclear deal, also known as the JCPOA, Iran agreed to limit some aspects of its nuclear program in exchange for sanctions relief.
Trump’s decision to decertify the deal and his outreach effort to Iranians was met with anger.
“We hope that these new measures directed at the Iranian dictatorship will compel the government to reevaluate its pursuit of terror at the expense of its people,” Trump said.
Iranians used hashtags that said #nevertrustUSA and #IranKeepspromises in their reactions to Trump's speech, in which he announced his new Iran strategy that includes imposing new sanctions against Iran’s IRGC.
“The irony is that a country that has a record of attacking other countries and launching coups has a terrorist scale in hand,” Leila Samani tweeted.
"While the international community says Iran is abiding by the deal, the U.S. says otherwise. Never trust a bully," Farid Sobhani tweeted.