President Donald Trump condemned the terror attacks in Tehran on Wednesday, and added that the countries that sponsor terrorism could fall victim to the same “evil they promote,” referring to Iran.
The incident resulted to at least 12 deaths and 42 wounded when suicide bombers and gunmen targeted the Mausoleum of Ayatollah Khomeini and the Iranian parliament in separate attacks in Tehran. ISIS claimed responsibility for the attacks.
The Daily Caller reports:
While Iran is considered a state sponsor of terror by the U.S., it has not backed radical Sunni groups like ISIS. Iran and its allied militias are currently fighting the Islamic State in Syria and Iraq.
“We grieve and pray for the innocent victims of the terrorist attacks in Iran, and for the Iranian people, who are going through such challenging times,” Trump said in a statement released by the White House.
“We underscore that states that sponsor terrorism risk falling victim to the evil they promote,” he added.
Tehran was designated by the State Department as a state sponsor of terrorism in 1984.
Wednesday’s attack was the deadliest in the Islamic Republic in years. The country’s Revolutionary Guard released a statement blaming Saudi Arabia and the U.S. for the attack.