For more than forty years, the Iranian regime and its followers have made one thing clear: they want “Death to America.”

With the United States’ recent killing of ruthless Iranian General Qassem Suilemani, the hateful rhetoric has only increased. Earlier this week, Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps spokesperson, General Ramezan Sharif, addressed a crowd regarding his military’s actions. Sharif’s statements sparked chants of ‘Death to Israel,’ ‘Death to England’ and ‘Death to America.’ 

He isn’t the only one. In fact, another outspoken leader, Iran’s Foreign Minister Javad Zarif, who some U.S. diplomats have attempted to say is more of a moderate, has also been accused of chanting those very same words in 2018.

Oddly, Zarif is a graduate of San Francisco State University and the University of Denver. San Francisco State’s Liberal & Creative Arts College website praised Zarif for his “smiling diplomacy,” and share articles referencing their former college graduate.

San Fransisco State’s Liberal and Creative Arts College could not be immediately reached for comment. This story will be updated if and when a response from the college is obtained.

Zarif spent time in between university stints working with the Iranian delegation at the United Nations. SaraACarter.com requested comment from Iran’s Mission to the U.N. and will update the story if they choose to respond to our question: “Did FM Zarif’s time at these American universities influence his hatred for America?”

Zarif, who also served as Iran’s chief nuclear negotiator from 2013 to 2015, recently told state media, “If the United States takes any further action, Iran will respond accordingly and we will respond in a very harsh way…but proportionally.”

His final day on the job as chief nuclear negotiator was July 14, 2015. That same day, Zarif led the Iranian negotiation in the signing of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, also known as the ‘Iran nuclear deal.’

Earlier this week, the United States denied Zarif a visa that would have enabled him to attend a U.N. Security Council meeting in New York City.

This deep hatred for the United States has been prevalent among Iranian leaders since the Islamic Revolution. This is a regime that murders people who are not heterosexual, while calling for the destruction of Israel, the lone democracy in the Middle East and the only country in the region with gay rights.

Much of the world has been introduced to this tyrannical regime since the beginning of the new year. The images from the live reports speak for themselves. Female reporters like Martha Raddatz have been required to cover their heads while in Iran. Moreover, no country imprisons more female journalists than Iran and social media access is controlled by the government.

Since the Iranian Hostage Crisis, the world, and the Iranian people, have failed to quash this oppressive government. Iran has expressed its animosity toward a number of nations including the United States, Israel, United Kingdom and Saudi Arabia.

Despite United Nations sanctions and resolutions, Iran has been able to cause terror around the world, with help from proxies like Hezbollah. Those proxies pose threats outside of Middle Eastern nations such as Israel.

“There are unquestionably [Iranian] sleeper cells in the United States, operated and directed by Iran,” former CIA officer Bryan Dean Wright told ‘Fox and Friends’ Wednesday. “We know that they usually operate in one, two or three individuals, normally men. Almost exclusively Lebanese or Iranian descent.”

The warning signs have been evident for decades, yet the previous White House administration elected to send the Iranian government $150 billion (including $1.8 billion in cash) and helped create a controversial nuclear deal with that same corrupt leadership.

Every American has an opinion on what is going on right now. But ask yourself one question: What have our leaders (from 1978 to 2019) done in order to combat the threat posed by the Islamic Republic of Iran?

Jennie Taer contributed to this report.