Iranian FM Mocks Trump Statement on Saudi Prince

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Iran's Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif has issued a mocking response to President Donald Trump's announcement that he would stick by Saudi Arabia despite the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi.

"Mr. Trump bizarrely devotes the FIRST paragraph of his shameful statement on Saudi atrocities to accuse IRAN of every sort of malfeasance he can think of," Zarif wrote on Twitter late Tuesday. 

Trump's statement on Saudi Arabia did indeed open with a litany of complaints against Iran, which he used to justify his continued backing of Saudi Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman.

"Perhaps we're also responsible for the California fires, because we didn't help rake the forests," Zarif added. 

This was a reference to recent mockery of Trump for his claim that forest fires -- such as those that have hit northern California in recent days -- could be prevented with "more raking and cleaning and doing things". 

Trump has resisted mounting evidence of Saudi government involvement in the Khashoggi killing -- including from his own intelligence services. 

"It could very well be that the crown prince had knowledge of this tragic event –- maybe he did and maybe he didn't!" he wrote.

Comments 5
Thumb barrymore 21 November 2018, 09:20

An iranian criminal and terrorist is pretending to be an advocate of human rights and of journalists.

Thumb Southern...... 21 November 2018, 10:12

https://deathpenaltyinfo.org/list-defendants-mental-retardation-executed-united-states

this is America and Trump who advocates for freedom and human rights.... Yankees brought up this way.

when it comes to money and oil, they lower their pants and defend a criminal regime like the Saudi one.

Thumb roflmfao 21 November 2018, 14:28

As opposed to Iran.. where.. people suffering from mental retardation.. are made supreme leader.. of the Islamic Republic.. aka.. wali al faghih.. and then.. the mental retardation sufferer.. and supreme leader/wali al faghih.... issues fatwas calling for.. the execution of.. anyone he dislikes.. because the coming Mahdi.. told him to.. FYI.. the coming Mahdi.. that's Santa Claus.. the Easter Bunny.. and the Bogeyman.. but less real..

Thumb roflmfao 21 November 2018, 14:28

As opposed to Iran.. where.. people suffering from mental retardation.. are made supreme leader.. of the Islamic Republic.. aka.. wali al faghih.. and then.. the mental retardation sufferer.. and supreme leader/wali al faghih.... issues fatwas calling for.. the execution of.. anyone he dislikes.. because the coming Mahdi.. told him to.. FYI.. the coming Mahdi.. that's Santa Claus.. the Easter Bunny.. and the Bogeyman.. but less real..

Thumb s.o.s 21 November 2018, 14:28

This is hilarious, his country is starving yet he has time to comment the news and faits divers!