Saturday 22 September 2018 - 09:39

Trump will suffer same fate as Saddam: Iran's Rouhani

Story Code : 751445
Iran's President Hassan Rouhani speaks in a military parade in Tehran on September 22, 2018. (Photo by IRNA)

He made the remarks in a military parade in Tehran on Saturday to mark the beginning of the week that commemorates Iran's eight-year resistance against Iraq’s 1980-88 invasion.

About 600 vessels took part in the Persian Gulf naval drill, a day after Iran held aerial exercises in the waterway, vowing that a "pounding reply" awaited the country's enemies.

Trump withdrew from a landmark multilateral nuclear deal in May and reimposed sanctions on the Islamic Republic last month. 

"The same will happen to Trump. America will suffer the same fate as Saddam Hussein," Rouhani said.

The president also said Iran will not abandon its defensive weapons, including its missiles "that make America so angry".