Mohammad Javad Zarif hits back at the US presidents comments on the suicide bombing which has been claimed by Islamic State
Iranian foreign minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said on Thursday that US President Donald Trumps reaction to the deadly Islamic State group attacks in Tehran was repugnant.
Repugnant WH [White House] statement… as Iranians counter terror backed by US clients, Zarif tweeted.
He was responding to Trumps comment that states that sponsor terrorism risk falling victim to the evil they promote.
Thirteen people were killed and more than 40 wounded in the attacks on Tehrans parliament complex and the shrine of revolutionary leader Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini, the first claimed by Isis in Iran.
Trump has long accused Iran of backing terrorism and has threatened to tear up a 2015 nuclear deal between Tehran and major powers.
Even as Washington expressed its condolences on Wednesday, the US Senate advanced legislation that would impose new sanctions on Iran, partly for what the bill described as the Iranian regimes support for acts of international terrorism.
Iranian security officials counter that it is their regional rival Saudi Arabia a close US ally that is responsible for funding and spreading the extremism that underpins Isis.
Irans Revolutionary Guards accused Riyadh and Washington of being involved in Wednesdays attacks and vowed revenge.
Trumps comments also brought criticism from Iranians on social media, who recalled their governments offers of support and the candlelight vigils held in Iran after the 9/11 attacks in 2001.