On Monday, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo threatened to impose even stronger sanctions on Iran if the terrorist nation doesn’t permanently end its nuclear program.
Iran’s supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei fired back on his official website, demonstrating both defiance and Iran’s need for some up-to-date television programming.
— The Hill (@thehill) May 23, 2018
"…whose name escapes me right now." https://t.co/EYaNZlpOHe
— BT (@back_ttys) May 23, 2018
Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei expressed defiance of the U.S. with a side order of American pop culture, invoking the cat-and-mouse adventures of Tom and Jerry.
“The U.S. has tried various political, economic, military and propaganda undertakings to hit the Islamic Republic” throughout its four decades, the nation’s top religious leader told a gathering of officials on Wednesday. But “all these plots failed. Like the famous cat in Tom and Jerry they will lose again.”
“Tom and Jerry,” huh? That’s some pretty tough talk from a country whose pastimes include burning our flag and chanting “Death to America.” How about you stop supporting Hezbollah, and we’ll ship you some shiny new “Spongebob Squarepants” DVDs.
Damn, y’all that far behind in cartoons?
— Pre Malone (@xBurtMcGirtx) May 23, 2018
Good to see the Supreme Leader is keeping up to date. https://t.co/VAzjsBMJVe
— Dr Hugo Z Hackenbush (@MangyLover) May 23, 2018
Maybe someone should help Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei update his analogies?
— Uncommon Sense (@USwithRW) May 23, 2018
Good to see he's finally catching up with the 20th century.
— No, Thank You (@prosehaikus) May 23, 2018
Sick cartoon burn.
— whateveroffendsyou (@Madskeptic) May 23, 2018
Ooooh, classic burn!!
— ERoz (@EdRonline) May 23, 2018
Deep cut, Supreme Leader
— Justin Robillard (@youmustmean) May 23, 2018
Huh? Lmao. At least he didn't reference #ItchyAndScratchy 'cause I'd be worried.
— Brian Cartier (@Flynbryn1) May 23, 2018
If you don’t like us, stop watching our cartoons!
— Mary Carney (@Marys_musings) May 23, 2018
Hey Iran, here’s your nuclear deal! pic.twitter.com/8oSL93HzIS
— Pets Rock (@PetsRockHMB) May 23, 2018
Here’s a witty rejoinder for you:
— TITOIPR (@titowebjunkie) May 23, 2018
'LYING SACK OF SH*T'! NYT's Max Fisher puts SHAMEFUL spin on this disturbing Iran news https://t.co/b0EbNCPZwo
— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) May 23, 2018