“America is the main and evil enemy, in the real sense of the word,” Khamenei said in a November 2 meeting with a group of students.
“We will never accept their bullying over the nuclear deal,” the Iranian leader said, adding that “standing up and confronting” the United States was the only way forward for Iran.
Under the nuclear deal, Iran significantly limited its controversial nuclear activities in exchange for sanctions relief.
Khamenei, who has the final say in all state matters, also criticized Trump for calling Iran “a terrorist nation.”
He said the “foolish” comments demonstrated that Washington’s hostility is not only toward the establishment, but also toward the Iranian nation.