Trump: "Iran has not treated us with respect."
Does Trump understand that respect is earned?
Our ignorant President is likely unaware, based on his statement above, that by our past policies towards Iran we certainly have not earned their respect. US policy supported the Shah of Iran, a dictator, whose government, whose secret police, committed terrible human rights atrocities. Large numbers of dissidents were murdered during the Shah's regime.
After the Shah's government fell, the US assisted Saddam Hussein's bloody rise to the leadership of Iraq. Shortly thereafter, the Iran-Iraq war began with the US aiding Saddam's coup and supporting his regime in the war with Iran.
As an Iranian, it was likely that loved ones died or were maimed by either the Shah's secret police or in the war with Iraq-both the Shah and Iraq supported by the US.
Does the US deserve the respect of Iranians?