Trump’s ‘genocidal taunts’ is not going to finish Iran – Zarif



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Mohammad Javad Zarif has insisted that Iran doesn’t desire a battle

Iran’s Overseas Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif has dismissed US President Donald Trump’s “genocidal taunts” and warned him to not threaten the nation.

With tensions rising, Mr Trump tweeted on Sunday: “If Iran needs to struggle, that would be the official finish of Iran.”

Mr Zarif stated the president ought to have a look at historical past. “Iranians have stood tall for millennia whereas aggressors all gone… Strive respect – it really works!”

The US has deployed further warships and planes to the Gulf in latest days.

However Mr Trump’s tweet marked a shift in tone after latest makes an attempt by him to downplay the opportunity of a navy battle with Iran. Final week, when requested by reporters if the US was going to battle with Iran, he stated: “I hope not.”

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His warning to Iran was issued hours after a rocket was fired into the closely fortified Inexperienced Zone within the Iraqi capital, Baghdad, and hit a constructing about zero.5km (zero.three miles) from the US embassy.

The US not too long ago evacuated non-emergency employees from the mission due to what it referred to as a “severe” risk reportedly linked to Iran-backed forces in Iraq.

Writing on Twitter on Monday, Iran’s overseas minister stated the US president was being “goaded” by what he referred to as the “B Group” – a reference to US Nationwide Safety Adviser John Bolton, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, and Saudi Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman.

Mr Trump “hopes to realize what Alexander [the Great], Genghis [Khan] & different aggressors didn’t do. Iranians have stood tall for millennia whereas aggressors all gone. #EconomicTerrorism & genocidal taunts will not ‘finish Iran’,” he added.

“#NeverThreatenAnIranian. Strive respect – it really works!”

On Saturday, Mr Zarif had insisted that Iran didn’t desire a battle.

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