'Madman' Trump will be hanged just like Saddam Hussein, says Iran's Rouhani; Internet says they'll 'watch it'

Former Iraq dictator Sadam Hussein was executed in 2006 after the US invasion in 2003

                            'Madman' Trump will be hanged just like Saddam Hussein, says Iran's Rouhani; Internet says they'll 'watch it'
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Iranian President Hassan Rouhani, in his fiercest condemnation of President Donald Trump to date, has said that he'll meet the same fate as executed Iraq leader Saddam Hussein. Rouhani has branded the US commander-in-chief 'crazy' and suggested that his fate will be similar to former Iraq dictator Sadam Hussein who was executed in 2006 after the US invasion in 2003. While Trump is due to leave the White House after losing the election, Iranian officials are reportedly celebrating what they consider to be a great victory. 

The Trump administration's 'maximum pressure' campaign, designed to destroy Iran's economy and isolate it internationally, failed to force Tehran back to the negotiating table in order to make a new nuclear deal post abandoning the 2015 Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action three years ago, Newsweek reports. 

On Wednesday, December 23, Rouhani said that Trump's fate "will not be better than Saddam Hussein." The US had backed up Hussein during the war with Iran in the 80s and which had claimed around 600,000 lives. According to Fars News agency, Rouhani said, "The fate of U.S. President Donald Trump will not be better than Saddam Hussein."

President Donald Trump speaks in the Diplomatic Room of the White House on Thanksgiving on November 26, 2020 in Washington, DC (Getty Images) 

"We had two crazy creatures in history who imposed war on the people. One was Saddam and the other was Trump. Saddam imposed military war and Trump imposed economic war on us," Rouhani added. "We were united during the war and defeated Saddam."

"We also witnessed the day when that madman was executed," he continued. While speaking of Trump, Rouhani added, "We did not let this economic war reach its goal." Hussein was captured by American troops in 2003 many months after the US and allied forces invaded Iraq and deposed his government. 

He had been put on trial by the Iraqi Interim Government. Iranian leaders are hoping that the President-elect Joe Biden will offer sanctions relief as part of his push to revive the JCPOA and re-engage with Tehran. The relief is very much needed since Iran's economy is struggling. Many social media users have commented on and praised Rouhani's statement. One such user shared, "Finally, some good news out of Iran." Another added, "We can only hope." Yet another user commented, "I’d watch it, just like I watched Hussein’s hanging."







"Works for me....I’d love to see him crawling out of a hole covered in dirt," commented yet another user. Another user who echoed the same sentiments chimed in and wrote, "This is actually a possible scenario, except being done by his haters in his own country."




Earlier this month, Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamanei said that Iran should neutralize the sanctions rather than seek to have them lifted On Wednesday, December 23, Rouhani said, "We must nullify the sanctions." 

The Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said that last month measures had been taken and had created "a currency crisis, mounting public debt, and rising inflation." He said that vital Iranian oil exports have been cut by a drastic 75% denying the regime more than $70 billion in oil while the Iranian rial "has depreciated to one-fifth of its former value against the dollar since the start of the campaign."

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