Iranian technology minister trolls Trump with selfie after president's attempt to mock rocket failure

Greg Evans
Sunday 01 September 2019 13:45
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Picture:( Alex Wong/Getty Images/Mohammad Javad Azari Jahromi/Twitter)

On Friday, Donald Trump tweeted what many believed to be a classified picture of a rocket, that the Iranian government had failed to launch resulting in it exploding.

The president tweeted the image in a seeming attempt to downplay any involvement that the United States may have had with the rocket before adding:

I wish Iran best wished and good luck in determining what happened at Site One.

Trump was strongly criticised for sharing the image, as he has been quick to criticise others for leaking government information in the past and the risks that come with sharing such sensitive information as it had come from a confidential report.

However, in Iran the response from at least one of their government officials was a little more relaxed.

Mohammad Javad Azari Jahromi, who is Iran minister for information and communications technology simply tweeted a selfie picture on Saturday morning.

Also in the picture was the Nahid-1 satellite, which was rumoured to be on board the exploded rocket but in the picture still appears to be in perfect condition.

Jahromi, did not tag Trump in the picture but he did wish the president a 'good morning.'

It's unlikely that Trump will see the subtle piece of trolling but it has received more than 300 retweets and 4,000 likes and has attracted some criticism from irate Trump supporters, so job done, right?

HT Business Insider

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