Iran’s Ayatollah Khamenei turn down Trump warning, says he shows America’s “real face”

07 Feb 2017, 23:30 ( 07 Feb, 2017) | updated: 07 Feb 2017, 23:58 ( 07 Feb, 2017)

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This picture released by an official website of the office of the Iranian supreme leader, Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei attends a meeting with a group of the air force commanders in Tehran, Iran, Tuesday, Feb. 7, 2017

Ayatollah Ali Khamenei expelled Donald Trump's notice to Iran to stop its missile tests, saying the new US president had demonstrated the“real face” of American debasement. 

In his first discourse since Trump's inauguration, Iran's preeminent pioneer approached Iranians to react to Trump's "threats" - which he said had neglected to unnerve Iranians - on Friday's anniversary of the 1979 revolution. 

“We are thankful to (Trump) for making our life easy as he showed the real face of America,” Khamenei told a meeting of military commanders in Tehran, as indicated by his website. 

“During his election campaign and after that, he confirmed what we have been saying for more than 30 years about the political, economic, moral and social corruption in the U.S. ruling system,” he included. 

Trump reacted to a Jan. 29 Iranian missile test by saying "Iran is playing with fire" and slapping new sanctions on  individuals and entities, some of them connected to Iran's world class Revolutionary Guards. 

The White House said the test was not an immediate break of a 2015 nuclear deal with six world powers however "violates the spirit of that". A U.N. Security Council determination supporting the settlement urges Iran to cease from testing missile intended to have the capacity to convey nuclear warheads, yet forces no obligation. 

“No enemy can paralyse the Iranian nation,” Khamenei said. “(Trump) says ‘you should be afraid of me’. No! The Iranian people will respond to his words on Feb. 10 and will show their stance against such threats.”