Iran rejects US statements on attacks in Tehran

An armed man stands in a window of the parliament building in Tehran, Iran, Wednesday, June 7, 2017. Several attackers stormed into Iran's parliament and a suicide bomber targeted the shrine of Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini on Wednesday, killing a security guard and wounding several other people in rare twin attacks, with the shooting at the legislature still underway. (Fars News Agency, Omid Vahabzadeh via AP)


TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran’s foreign minister is rejecting U.S. statements about the attacks on Iran’s parliament and the tomb of its revolutionary leader.

Mohammad Javad Zarif in a tweet on Thursday called the comments on the attack in Tehran a day earlier “repugnant” and accused the U.S. of supporting terror. The Islamic State group claimed responsibility for the attack, which authorities on Thursday said killed 13.

President Donald Trump in a statement suggested that Iran bears some culpability for attacks in its capital.

Trump tweeted that “states that sponsor terrorism risk falling victim to the evil they promote.” He also said the U.S. was grieving and praying for the victims of the attacks.

Zarif tweeted: “The Iranian people reject such U.S. claims.”

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