& # 39; For religious people, they lie a lot & # 39 ;: Trump taunts Iranians about what might be TWO drunk drones
President Trump mocked the mullahs of Iran on Tuesday during a speech to young conservatives in Washington, teaching them as religious zealots who nevertheless lie about the demolition of one of their drones.
Tehran insisted that the US did not bring down an Iranian drone last week. The president and the Pentagon both said that American troops aboard the USS Boxer had neutralized the unmanned aircraft, probably by disrupting the signals and causing it to crash in the Strait of Hormuz.
On Tuesday, the general responsible for the US Central Command said that a second Iranian drone might be in the pot.
& # 39; We believe that two drones were successful – there may be more that we are not aware of & # 39 ;, CENTCOM commander Gen. Kenneth McKenzie CBS News. & # 39; Those are the two that we have successfully involved. & # 39;
Trump had injured Iran's leaders on Monday because they lied, but a day later he added an Islamic twist.
& # 39; We recently shot the drone, & # 39; he said. & # 39; You know, it's funny: for religious people they lie a lot. They lie a lot. & # 39;
President Donald Trump adjusted the Iranian Islamic theocracy on Tuesday and said it is surprising that & # 39; religious people & # 39; so much lying about military contact with the US
Tensions have increased between Washington and Tehran, led by President Hassan Rouhani
Trump spoke at the teen action conference of Turning Point USA, a convention for young conservatives, in Washington, D.C.
Marine Corps General Kenneth McKenzie (opposite the calera left), commander of US Central Command (CENTCOM) said on Tuesday that the USS Boxer may have brought down two Iranian drones, not just one
Trump claimed that the remains of the drone were visible to American troops – a revelation that suggests that the US Navy has not yet picked it up.
& # 39; You can see it lying on the bottom of that beautiful water bed, & # 39; he announced.
Monday in the Oval Office, Trump suggested that doubters should tie up an air tank and safety glasses and look for themselves.
& # 39; There is a lot of evidence. It's hot, watch it on the ocean floor. Just go down, take your diving gear and go down, "he insisted.
Iran claimed that the US had shot down one of its own probes, but Trump has repeatedly insisted that it was Iranian hardware that went down.
In his anger against Iran on Monday, Trump said that the untruth of the Islamic government makes it difficult to negotiate in good faith with them.
& # 39; If they want to make a deal, it is frankly harder for me to make a deal with Iran because they have behaved very badly. They say bad things. I'll tell you, it can go either way, very easily. Very easy. And it's going well, anyway, & he said.
Trump said an Iranian media outlet claims he has photos of a group of 17 & # 39; CIA spies & # 39; which Tehran says is recorded.
& # 39; They lie a lot, & # 39; said Trump Monday of the claim. & # 39; That's a completely false story. That is another lie. They spread propaganda, they bring out lies. & # 39;
He said on Tuesday that Iran's leaders are making up the stories. I'm just saying that they lie a lot to religious people. & # 39;
Trump has been accused of playing loose with the truth and calling up useful facts that suit him.
The occasional ecclesiastical presbyterian transformed himself in 2016 into a bible-wielding Christian to make evangelical voters more comfortable with him as the Republican presidential candidate.
This combination of video recordings made on the basis of a video broadcast by Iran & # 39; s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) on July 19 allegedly shows footage obtained from an IRGC drone flying over a warship at an unnamed location
He noted that he is ready for the & # 39; absolute worst & # 39; when it came to the Middle East.
& # 39; We are ready for the absolute worst and we are also ready to go, but we are very upset. "They are truly the number one terror in the world," said Trump.
He also said that Iran is a & # 39; very confused country & # 39; is.
& # 39; I think Iran does not know where they are. I have viewed and read many reports. At the moment they are a very mixed country. They do not know if they are coming or going, & he said, adding: & # 39; They have many problems. Whatever it is, I just sit back and watch. We will see what happens. & # 39;
The president called on Iran not & # 39; respectful & # 39; opposed the United States and argued that they should have been after President Barack Obama gave them a sweetheart deal with the 2015 nuclear agreement, from which Trump withdrew the US.
& # 39; Instead of being respectful and grateful to what they should have been to the United States and to President Obama for making that ridiculous deal, instead of being respectful, they are raising their fingers in the air – this finger, the thumb – and they respected the United States. They shouldn't have done that. That was a big mistake. One of the best things I've done is to end that ridiculous deal, & he said.
Trump's clear frustration with rider came when the tension between the two countries increased following a report of Tehran's claim that it had captured 17 American spies.
Photos & # 39; s of some men were shared on Twitter by the Tasnim News Agency on Monday along with & # 39; details & # 39; of their apparent work for the US.
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Iran released unmounted versions of these photos on Monday morning, along with some of the & # 39; spies & # 39; names after claiming to have caught them in the Iranian calendar year that ended in March
Some photos contain the families of the alleged spies. Iran says that they are all Iranian citizens, but that they were tempted to work for the US government
Another of the & # 39; spies & # 39; who claims to have captured Tehran in retaliation against the US.
Trump called the reports & # 39; lies and propaganda & # 39; and claimed that Tehran is waving in the midst of a sinking economy and & # 39; has no idea what to do & # 39;
The images and information were released by the Iranian intelligence and security forces, the agency reported. They have not been verified by the US or any other government.
All & # 39; spies & # 39; are Iranian nationals whom the Iranian government claims have been lured by the US with the promise to get visas, according to Iran, claiming they were arrested in the Iranian calendar year that ended in March.
Only now are their arrests made public as the distance between the West and Tehran increases.
When the photo appeared Monday, President Trump denied that anyone had been arrested.
& # 39; Iran's report on capturing CIA spies is completely incorrect & # 39 ;, Trump wrote in a tweet.
& # 39; Zero truth. Just more lies and propaganda (such as their drone shot down) issued by a religious regime that fails badly and has no idea what to do. & # 39;
& # 39; Their economy is dead and will get much worse. Iran is a total mess! & # 39; Trump wrote.
The Iranian security chiefs said they had struck an American spy ring that had planted American agents at & # 39; sensitive locations & # 39; in the country's nuclear, military and cyber facilities.
The 17 suspects are all Iranians, some of them recruited by a & # 39; visa trap & # 39; in which the CIA would focus on Iranian subjects during their visit to America, Iran claims.
The news agency also shared photos of business cards, email addresses, and LinkedIn profiles that they say belong to some of the & # 39; spies & # 39; properly
A documentary broadcast on Iranian TV on Monday claims to show American agents trying to recruit Iranian spies in the Middle East, although the footage has not been verified.
US Foreign Minister Mike Pompeo said in an interview with Fox News Channel that the Mullahs of Iran cannot be kept to their word.
& # 39; It is part of their nature to lie to the world, & # 39; said Pompeo. & # 39; I would add a substantial grain of salt to any Iranian claim about actions they have taken. & # 39;
Iran says the suspects were arrested in the 12 months ending March 2019, but the regime is now publishing the case, as are tensions in the Persian Gulf.
Tehran has been arguing with the West for weeks about the crumbling nuclear deal and a series of threats to shipping in the Middle East, which increased again last week when the revolutionary guards of Iran seized a British tanker in the Strait of Hormuz.
An Iranian documentary broadcast on Monday pointed to a form of strike in the US, in particular the CIA
This man was emphasized in an Iranian documentary about alleged US intelligence work in Iran, when officials announced they had arrested 17 suspects. The images have not been verified
The TV documentary also shows a woman telling an Iranian that & # 39; there are so many intelligence officers in Dubai & # 39;
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo (left) said whether Iran in an interview with & # 39; Fox & Friends & # 39; on Monday that & # 39; it is part of their nature to lie to the world & # 39;
Point of interest: Stena Impero, a ship under the British flag of Stena Bulk, is seen in the port of Bandar Abbas on Friday after it has been seized by Iran
Tensions in the Middle East rose again in the weekend after Iran captured the British flag Stena Impero, in retaliation for a British Royal Marine operation two weeks ago in which an Iranian ship was seized for Gibraltar.
Video footage released by Iran showed that the tanker was surrounded by speedboats before troops in balaclavas lowered a rope from a helicopter onto the ship.
Authorities said they had seized the ship on charges that it did not respond to emergency calls and turned off the transponder after hitting a fishing boat.
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