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Iran rejects Trump's comments on Tehran attacks, calls it ‘repugnant’

"Repugnant WH (White House) statement and Senate sanctions as Iranians counter terror backed by US clients. Iranian people reject such US claims of friendship," Zarif tweeted.
India TV News Desk New Delhi June 08, 2017 15:03 IST
India TV News Desk

Reacting sharply to US President Donald Trump’s comments on Tehran terror attacks, Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif today termed it “repugnant”.

The twin terror attacks in Iran’s capital on Wednesday led to the killing of 13 people. 

"Repugnant WH (White House) statement and Senate sanctions as Iranians counter terror backed by US clients. Iranian people reject such US claims of friendship," Zarif tweeted. 

Trump condemned the twin attacks in Tehran which were claimed by the Islamic State terror group, but stressed that "states that sponsor terrorism risk falling victim to the evil they promote", Efe news reported.

The minister added that Washington's allies, including Saudi Arabia, with whom Trump signed a multi-billion dollar arms agreement, are the real sponsors of terrorism.

"Terror-sponsoring despots threaten to bring the fight to our homeland," he said in another tweet.

Zarif added the terrorists targeted "what their masters despise most: the seat of democracy".

(With IANS inputs)