Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif teased US President Donald Trump and recalled how the latter accused his predecessor Barack Obama of trying to use confrontation with Iran to win the elections. The Iranian diplomat wrote about it in his Twitter account.
This is how the Iranian foreign minister responded to Trump’s accusations of attacks on the U.S. embassy in Baghdad. “Exposing our own citizens to threats abroad will not succeed in diverting attention from the catastrophic failures at home,” Zarif wrote.
The Iranian diplomat advised Trump to heed his own words and attached a collage of the American politician’s tweets from 2011 to 2013. In them, Trump accused then-President Barack Obama of trying to start a war with Iran. Specifically, in 2012, Trump wrote, “Don’t let Obama use Iran to start a war to win an election – Republicans, be careful!” Zarif also attached a graph with deaths from the coronavirus in the U.S., thus apparently alluding to the American president’s “failures” to fight COVID-19.
On December 16, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani rejoiced over Trump’s defeat in the presidential election. He said that one of the reasons for his defeat was the “failure of the economic war” against Tehran.