'Death to America' chant Iranian lawmakers, calling U.S. a 'real terrorist'

By REUTERS
June 23, 2019 09:27
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DUBAI - Iranian lawmakers chanted "Death to America" during a parliament session on Sunday after a speaker accused the United States of being the "real world terrorist," amid escalating tension with Washington following the downing of an unmanned US drone.


"America is the real terrorist in the world by spreading chaos in countries, giving advanced weapons to terrorist groups, causing insecurity, and still it says 'Come, let's negotiate'," the parliament's deputy speaker, Masoud Pezeshkian, said at the start of a session broadcast live on state radio.
"Death to America," chanted many lawmakers.


The chants, often repeated since the 1979 Islamic revolution which toppled the US-backed Shah, came weeks after Trump said in a US television interview: "They (Iranians) haven't screamed 'death to America' lately."


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