Khamenei to Abe: Trump ‘not worthy of exchanging messages’

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif shakes hands with Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, as Iranian President Hassan Rouhani looks on in Tehran, Iran, June 12, 2019. — Official Iranian President website/Handout picture via Reuters
Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif shakes hands with Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, as Iranian President Hassan Rouhani looks on in Tehran, Iran, June 12, 2019. — Official Iranian President website/Handout picture via Reuters

TEHRAN, June 13 — Iran’s supreme leader said today he does not consider US President Donald Trump “worthy” of exchanging messages with.

“I don’t consider Trump as a person worthy of exchanging messages with. I have no response for him and will not answer him,” Ayatollah Ali Khamenei told Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, in footage of their meeting aired by state television in a rarity for such high-level talks. — AFP