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Published On: Thu, Jun 8th, 2017

Trump falls short of condemning terrorist attacks in Iran, points finger at victim

Araweelo News Network

US President Donald Trump speaks in Cincinnati, Ohio, on June 7, 2017. (Photo by AFP)

Washington(ANN)-US President Donald Trump repeats baseless allegations that Iran sponsors terrorism just as it falls victim to terrorism itself.

The US president offered contradictory comments over Wednesday’s twin attacks, on the one hand offering solace and on the other blaming the victim for the deadly operation claimed by Daesh (ISIL).

The State Department initially released a statement on Wednesday, in the wake of the attacks in Iran’s Parliament (Majlis) and the mausoleum of the late founder of the Islamic Republic Imam Khomeini, which left at least 12 people dead and more than 40 others injured.

The Daesh Takfiri terrorist group has claimed responsibility for the twin attacks.

Trump, however, pointed the finger at Tehran itself, arguing that victims are sponsors! This is while the US itself has on many occasions fallen victim to terrorism

“We underscore that states that sponsor terrorism risk falling victim to the evil they promote,” claimed Trump.

State Department spokeswoman Heather Nauert had earlier released a more benign statement, asserting that “The depravity of terrorism has no place in a peaceful, civilized world.”

Meanwhile, DC-based non-profit organization, National Iranian American Council, voiced support for the people of Iran in the wake of terror.

Ambulances and police vehicles arrive at the scene outside the mausoleum of the late founder of the Islamic Republic Imam Khomeini in Tehran during a terrorist attack on June 7, 2017.

“We support the people of Iran who have repeatedly demonstrated their dedication to the values of tolerance and diplomacy, despite the hardships they face. We underscore that administrations that cannot empathize with human suffering risk losing their humanity, and presidents that cannot genuinely recognize victims of terrorism are incapable of leading the fight against terror.”

Anti-Iran sanctions at times of terror

Meanwhile, the United States Congress has started work on imposing extra sanctions against Tehran in the wake of Takfiri terrorist attacks in the capital.

The GOP-controlled Congress acted in a procedural vote to advance a new set of sanctions against Iran, including the Islamic Republic of Iran Guard Corp, despite calls by Democrats.

Key Democratic figures such as Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders and California Senator Dianne Feinstein and called for a delay in the vote out of respect for the fallen in the wake of the attacks but to no avail.

Ambulances and police vehicles arrive at the scene outside the mausoleum of the late founder of the Islamic Republic Imam Khomeini in Tehran during a terrorist attack on June 7, 2017.

On a day when Iran has been attacked by ISIL, by terrorism, now is not the time to go forward with legislation calling for sanctions against Iran,” Sanders said in a statement. “Today when they are mourning, when they are dealing with the shock of a terrorist attack, today is not the day to go forward with this piece of legislation.”

Daesh (ISIL) terrorists were among militants initially trained by the CIA in Jordan in 2012 to destabilize the Syrian government.

Taking on Iran was on top of Trump’s agenda in his first foreign tour, which took him to Saudi Arabia and Israel.

About the Author

- #Arraale Mohamoud Jama is a freelance and investigative journalist, writer and human rights activist with more than 20 years of experience. He writes about a range of topics related to social issues such as human rights, politics and security. Other topics in which Mr. Arraale is interested include democracy and good governance. Mr. Arraale has written extensively on regional and international events, and has worked with Somaliland newspapers and Human rights organizations. In 2008, he established #Araweelo #News #website# Network, which he currently manages. For further information, please contact: Info@araweelonews.com or jaamac132@gmail.com Send an SMS or MMS to + 252 63 442 5380 whatsapp.com/ + 252 63 442 5380 /https://twitter.com/Araweelonews/https://www.facebook.com/Araweelonews/

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