New Delhi: A Twitter war broke out between the United States and Iran after Iran’s supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei slammed the US, and also the European countries for being “American lackeys”. Also Read - India-US Working to Finalise Dates For President Donald Trump's State Visit: Reports

Addressing a rare sermon on Friday, Khamenei accused the “wicked” governments of Britain, France and Germany of “threatening Iran to take the nuclear issue to the United Nations Security Council”. He also termed Donald Trump as a ‘clown’. Also Read - 'American Justice', Donald Trump Defends Iranian Commander Qassem Soleimani's Death; Vows to Defeat Radical Islamic Terrorism

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“The so-called “Supreme Leader” of Iran, who has not been so Supreme lately, had some nasty things to say about the United States and Europe. Their economy is crashing, and their people are suffering. He should be very careful with his words!” Trump tweeted.

“The noble people of Iran—who love America—deserve a government that’s more interested in helping them achieve their dreams than killing them for demanding respect. Instead of leading Iran toward ruin, its leaders should abandon terror and Make Iran Great Again!”

He posted the same message in Farsi, Iran’s language. Since the present situation of tension broke out, Donald Trump has been tweeting in Farsi language.

Iran ministers are however not happy with Trump tweeting in Farsi. It’s a dishonour to the ancient language, Iranian foreign ministry spokesperson had earlier said.