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BREAKING: Iran rejects Donald Trump’s condolence message after Tehran attacks

Mohammad Zarif, Iran’s foreign minister, has rejected President Donald Trump’s condolence message over the deadly attacks in Tehran on Wednesday.

At least 13 people were killed in coordinated attacks on the Iranian parliament and Ayatollah Khomeini’s mausoleum in Tehran, the country’s capital.

The Islamic State group later claimed responsibility for the attacks.

Trump later joined world leaders who expressed sympathy with Iran.

The American leader said he prayed for the victims and that “states that sponsor terrorism risk falling victim to the evil they promote”.

But Zarif said his people were rejecting “US claims of friendship”.

Javad Zarif wrote on his Twitter account: “Repugnant White House statement …. Iranian people reject such U.S. claims of friendship.”

 

Iran’s powerful Revolutionary Guards accused Saudi Arabia and the US of being behind the attacks.

“This terrorist action, coming one week after the meeting of the president of the United States with the leader of the one of the region’s reactionary governments (Saudi Arabia)… shows they are involved in this savage action,” it said in a statement.

The US state department condemned the attack, saying “the depravity of terrorism has no place in a peaceful civilised world”.

 

Source: The Cable

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