Iran: Trump comments on attacks 'repugnant'

Iranian Foreign Minister does not take kindly to Trump's comments suggesting that Iran brought Tehran attacks upon itself.

Tal Polon ,

Mohammad Javad Zarif
Mohammad Javad Zarif

Iran did not take kindly to US President Donald Trump’s comments yesterday which not-so-subtly condemned the terror-sponsoring country for bringing yesterday’s attacks in Tehran upon itself.

'We grieve and pray for the innocent victims of the terrorist attacks in Iran, and for the Iranian people, who are going through such challenging times,' Trump said in an official statement, but then went on to add: “'We underscore that states that sponsor terrorism risk falling victim to the evil they promote.”

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif this morning slammed the statements. “Repugnant WH statement & Senate sanctions as Iranians counter terror backed by US clients,” he wrote on Twitter. “Iranian people reject such US claims of friendship.”

The statements come after deadly shooting and suicide bomb attacks on Wednesday at the Iranian parliament and mausoleum shrine of Iranian revolutionary leader Ruhollah Khomeini. At least 12 were reported killed in the attacks claimed by ISIS.