Iran's Supreme Leader Targets 'Scatterbrain' Joe Biden on His 80th Birthday

Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei on Sunday targeted President Joe Biden in a Twitter thread criticizing the United States' foreign policy towards Iran.

"Some died, perished, disappeared, & others fell into the dustbin of history, even though they may still be alive - from the Democrats Carter, Clinton & Obama to the Republicans Reagan & Bush, from that former foolish president to the current scatterbrain who wants to save Iran!" Khamenei tweeted.

Biden turns 80 on Sunday, becoming the first person to serve as U.S. president at this age. His birthday comes amid questions about whether or not he might run again in 2024 and whether or not he is capable of serving another term given his age.

In May, former President Donald Trump mocked Biden's stutter at one of his rallies and demanded that the president submit to a "cognitive test." Biden has long struggled with stuttering, a condition that is not related to cognitive abilities. Last year, a report by the president's physician, Kevin O'Connor, deemed Biden as healthy and fit for office.

Meanwhile, Khamenei continued on Sunday to criticize America's policies towards his country, accusing the U.S. of doing "whatever they can to harm Iran."

"The US does whatever they can to harm Iran, but they can't do anything at all. Where are those American presidents who have fought against the Islamic Republic over the decades that have passed since the Revolution?" he tweeted.

He continued: "When US & global powers think of military options on Iran, they remember the 8-yr Sacred Defense. They may take a step, but they'll get stuck in Iran & suffer. Iranian ppl have repeatedly warned the US & its allies that they may begin a war, but they won't be the ones to end it."

The Sacred Defense or the Iran-Iraq War began in 1980 when Iraq invaded Iran. The war ended in 1988 after the acceptance of United Nations Security Council Resolution 598 by both countries, resulting in a ceasefire.

Khamenei's remarks come amid ongoing large-scale anti-government protests that first broke out in mid-September following the death of 22-year-old Mahsa Amini who was arrested by Iran's conservative morality police for showing too much of her hair. Iran requires women to wear headscarves in public as per the country's ultra-conservative laws. Those who defy those rules and standards could be arrested and fined.

After Amini died following her arrest and alleged abuse at the hands of the morality police, demonstrations took place in Tehran, Iran, and other major cities.

Iran's Supreme Leader Attacks 'Scatterbrain' Joe Biden
Above, Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei casts the first ballot in key elections for Parliament and the Assembly of Experts in Tehran, Iran, on February 26, 2016. Khamenei on Sunday verbally targeted President Joe Biden in a Twitter thread criticizing the U.S. foreign policy towards Iran. Photo by Scott Peterson/Getty Images

The women of Iran have emerged as the dominant force in the protests who continue to denounce those laws across the country, with some even demanding regime change. Since then, many students, children, and workers have joined the women-centric protests.

In response, Iran's government has violently cracked down on demonstrators, resulting in the death of at least 362 protesters—including 56 children, according to the Iranian Human Rights Activists News Agency (HRANA). Some 16,000 demonstrators have also been detained by security forces.

Newsweek reached out to Iran's Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the White House for comment.