Iran’s foreign minister on Thursday dismissed US President Donald Trump’s allegations that Iran was once in the back of the recent rocket attack on the United States Embassy in Baghdad.
“Putting your own citizens at risk in another country won’t divert attention from catastrophic failures at home,” Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif tweeted.
Trump, without giving evidence, said on Twitter on Wednesday that the rockets that landed in Baghdad’s heavily fortified Green Zone on Sunday, in an attack targeting the United States Embassy, were from Iran and “we hear chatter of extra attacks against Americans in Iraq.”
“Some friendly health advice to Iran: Whether one American is killed, I can hold Iran responsible. Think it over,” Trump said.
The Iraqi military blamed the attack, which caused some minor damage, on an “outlaw group.”
Top US national security officials agreed on Wednesday on a proposed range of options to present to Trump aimed at deterring any attack on US military or diplomatic personnel in Iraq, a senior administration official told Reuters without describing the satisfied of the options or say if they included military action.[ad_2]