"When Trump calls Iran "The Terrorist Nation", or distorts the 2,500 years of history the "Persian Gulf" has, by calling it the "Arabian Gulf", people realize that they are being targeted", he told euronews.
"I don't want to waste my time on answering the rants and whoppers of the brute (U.S.) president", Khamenei said in a speech to students in Tehran quoted by state television.
"But we will try on our side to obtain the comfort that we can continue the project, which will be our priority", he added. If the USA tears up the deal, we will shred it.
Ayatollah Khamenei, Iran's highest authority, welcomed their support but said it was not sufficient. "That it is possible to renegotiate bad agreements, it's possible to renegotiate a flawed agreement and take out the flaws and presently President Trump's strategy to reopen the Iran agreement, to remove the flaws and produce an agreement that will safely protect the interests of the West is the only reasonable approach".
Total's Chief Executive Officer Patrick Pouyanne said in an interview with International Oil Daily that the company would wait to see the consequences of Trump's decision, and if there are any laws that obliges it to withdraw from Iran, then it will comply.
Speaking in a Wednesday meeting with a group of elite students in Tehran, Ayatollah Khamenei strongly condemned Europe for reiterating the USA remarks about Iran's regional presence and missile program, saying that such issues are none of their business.
Europe "must refrain from entering into our defence issues", Khamenei said.
"It is not acceptable for us that Europe repeats the U.S. bullying against Iran", he added. Why do you have missiles yourselves?
"They (Europeans) ask why does Iran have missiles. Why do YOU have nuclear weapons?"
Iran has one of the biggest ballistic missile programs in the Middle East, viewing it as an essential precautionary defense against the United States and other adversaries, primarily Gulf Arab states and Israel.
"If they ask questions like, 'Why Iran is active in the region?', well, it is none of their business", he said.