Iran has responded to Theresa May's description of the Middle Eastern country as 'a threat' by calling Britain 'a source of evil'.
During a summit of Gulf Arab heads of state, the British Prime Minister said that she was ' clear-eyed about the threat that Iran poses to the Gulf and the wider Middle East'.
A clearly annoyed Ayatollah Khamenei replied that: 'The damage that the UK has caused in the Middle East over the centuries is incomparable to others' and blamed London for provoking conflicts in the region'.
'For centuries, Britain has always been the source of wickedness and evil among nations of our region. The strikes that these Britons have blown against the lives of our neighbours are incomparable to others' Khamenei continued.
Of course it is an outrageous slur against our nation that we have been a source of evil and provoked conflicts in the Middle East.
We have also done it in Asia and Africa as well, get it right Ayatollah!!