In the wake of yesterday’s (Wednesday) double terror attacks in Tehran, Iranian officials are calling the White House’s official statement “repugnant” and pointing fingers at the Sunni power Saudi Arabia, accusing Riyadh of supporting ISIS terrorists.
Iran calls White House’s statement ‘repugnant’ Photo Credit: Reuters/Channel 2 News
US President Donald Trump sparked outrage in Iran on Wednesday after saying that “states that sponsor terrorism risk falling victim to the evil they promote.” Tehran did not appreciate the remark and this morning, Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif attacked the American president via Twitter:
Repugnant WH statement & Senate sanctions as Iranians counter terror backed by US clients.Iranian people reject such US claims of friendship
— Javad Zarif (@JZarif) June 8, 2017
Yesterday, following the deadly twin attacks in Tehran, Trump stated: “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 then mentioned Iran’s financing of terrorism.
On the other hand, Iran chose to point an accusing finger at Saudi Arabia in an official statement released to the Fars news agency: “The attack took place only a week after the meeting between US President Trump and the Saudi leaders who support the terrorists and the fact that ISIS claimed responsibility proves that they were involved in the brutal attack.”
The scene of the attack in Tehran Photo Credit: Fars News Agency/Channel 2 News
Iranian Brigadier General Hossein Salami of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps has vowed to avenge the terror attack while Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said the attack would hopefully unite and strengthen his country’s fight against terror.
As previously reported by JOL, 12 people were killed and 39 injured in two shooting and bombing attacks on both the Iranian Parliament building and at the revolutionary leader Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini’s tomb.