In response, Khamenei retweeted the post and said: ‘That guy has tweeted that we [the United States] see Iran responsible for the events in Baghdad and we will respond to Iran.

‘First of all, you can’t do a damn thing! This has nothing to do with Iran,’ the supreme leader in his televised address.

‘Secondly, be logical…The people of this region hate America. Why don’t Americans understand this?’ he said.

‘You Americans have committed crimes in Iraq, you have committed crimes in Afghanistan. You have killed people.’

Khamenei said Iran was ready to respond to any threat.

‘If the Islamic republic decides to oppose or fight against a country, it will do this explicitly,’ he said.