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Iranian lawmakers chant 'death to America': report

Iranian lawmakers chant 'death to America': report
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Iranian lawmakers on Sunday reportedly chanted "death to America" during a session of parliament. 

The chants came after a speaker called the U.S. the “real world terrorist,” according to Reuters

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"America is the real terrorist in the world by spreading chaos in countries, giving advanced weapons to terrorist groups, causing insecurity, and still it says ‘Come, let’s negotiate’,” said Masoud Pezeshkian, the deputy speaker of the Iranian parliament, according to the wire service. 

Lawmakers responded to his comment by chanting "death to America," the news outlet reported. 

The chants come amid increased tensions between Washington and Tehran. Iran last week shot down an unmanned U.S. drone. President TrumpDonald John TrumpTrump admin to announce coronavirus vaccine will be covered under Medicare, Medicaid: report Election officials say they're getting suspicious emails that may be part of malicious attack on voting: report McConnell tees up Trump judicial pick following Supreme Court vote MORE tweeted last week that he called off a military strike over concerns about casualty numbers. He later added that he "stopped it from going forward at this time."

He also announced new sanctions on the country. The U.S. Cyber Command has reportedly attacked the country's military computer systems.