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Iran Says Trump's Advisors Are Behind the Curve

Iran foreign ministry spokesman, Bahram Ghasemi, undated.

Iran's foreign ministry has dismissed Donald Trump's remarks that "rogue regimes", including Iran, are a global threat.

Iranian new agencies quoted Foreign Ministry's Spokesman, Bahram Ghasemi calling Trump's remarks "injudicious" and adding, " the US president’s advisors are still living in the fuzzy atmosphere of the past".

Ghasemi also went on the attack by blaming the U.S. and its regional allies. "The new US government should be looking for rogueness in its own arrogant and chaos-seeking policies and actions and some of its obstinate and aggressive allies in the region".

The Iranian FM spokesman was responding to the remarks that Trump made in Paris on 13 July that the world faced "new threats from rogue regimes like North Korea, Iran and Syria and the governments that finance and support them".

Qasemi added that Donald Trump's advisers "have fallen far behind with regard to developments in Iran, the region, and the world".

He advised US politicians to "learn from the past and speak to Iranians using the language of respect".

The U.S. Senate has also passed a new sanctions bill penalizing those who would deal with any black-listed entity involved with Iran's ballistic missile program. The Senate and the House are trying to reconcile differences to pass a final bill.