Iran minister calls Trump's condolences for Tehran ISIS attacks 'repugnant'

ANKARA (Reuters) - Iran's foreign minister on Thursday rejected Donald Trump's condolences for deadly attacks in Tehran, calling the U.S. president's words repugnant.

Trump had said he prayed for the victims of Wednesday's attacks that were claimed by Islamic State, but added that "states that sponsor terrorism risk falling victim to the evil they promote."

Mohammad Javad Zarif wrote on his Twitter account: "Repugnant White House statement .... Iranian people reject such U.S. claims of friendship."

SEE ALSO: Vladimir Putin says he does not have bad days — because he is not a woman

Suicide bombers and gunmen attacked the Iranian parliament and Ayatollah Khomeini's mausoleum in Tehran, killing at least 13 people in an unprecedented assault that Iran's Revolutionary Guards blamed on regional rival Saudi Arabia.

Islamic State claimed responsibility and threatened more attacks against Iran's majority Shi'ite population, seen by the hardline Sunni militants as heretics. Saudi Arabia said it was not involved.

RELATED: Attacks on Iran's parliament and Ayatollah Khomeini's shrine

17 PHOTOS
Attacks on Iran's parliament and Ayatollah Khomeini's shrine
See Gallery
Attacks on Iran's parliament and Ayatollah Khomeini's shrine
TEHRAN, IRAN - JUNE 7: Police take security measures at the scene after gunmen opened fire at Irans parliament and the shrine of Ayatollah Khomeini in the capital Tehran, Iran on June 7, 2017. (Photo by Fatemeh Bahrami/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)
Smoke is seen during a gunmen attack at the parliament's building in central Tehran, Iran, June 7, 2017. TIMA via REUTERS ATTENTION EDITORS - THIS IMAGE WAS PROVIDED BY A THIRD PARTY. FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY.
TEHRAN, IRAN - JUNE 7: Police take security measures at the scene after gunmen opened fire at Irans parliament and the shrine of Ayatollah Khomeini in the capital Tehran, Iran on June 7, 2017. (Photo by Fatemeh Bahrami/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)
Members of Iranian forces and people take cover during a gunmen attack at the parliament's building in central Tehran, Iran, June 7, 2017. TIMA via REUTERS ATTENTION EDITORS - THIS IMAGE WAS PROVIDED BY A THIRD PARTY. FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY.
Members of Iranian forces run during a gunmen attack at the parliament's building in central Tehran, Iran, June 7, 2017. TIMA via REUTERS ATTENTION EDITORS - THIS IMAGE WAS PROVIDED BY A THIRD PARTY. FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY. TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
Iranian police stand near the parliament's building during a gunmen attack in central Tehran, Iran, June 7, 2017. TIMA via REUTERS ATTENTION EDITORS - THIS IMAGE WAS PROVIDED BY A THIRD PARTY. FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY.
People gather near the parliament's building during a gunmen attack in central Tehran, Iran, June 7, 2017. TIMA via REUTERS ATTENTION EDITORS - THIS IMAGE WAS PROVIDED BY A THIRD PARTY. FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY.
TEHRAN, IRAN - JUNE 7: Police take security measures and people wait near the scene after gunmen opened fire at Irans parliament and the shrine of Ayatollah Khomeini in the capital Tehran, Iran on June 7, 2017. (Photo by Fatemeh Bahrami/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)
TEHRAN, IRAN - JUNE 7: Police take security measures at the scene after gunmen opened fire at Irans parliament and the shrine of Ayatollah Khomeini in the capital Tehran, Iran on June 7, 2017. (Photo by Fatemeh Bahrami/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)
TEHRAN, IRAN - JUNE 7: Police take security measures at the scene after gunmen opened fire at Irans parliament and the shrine of Ayatollah Khomeini in the capital Tehran, Iran on June 7, 2017. (Photo by Fatemeh Bahrami/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)
Security forces look out of a window of the parliament's building during a gunmen attack in central Tehran, Iran, June 7, 2017. TIMA via REUTERS ATTENTION EDITORS - THIS IMAGE WAS PROVIDED BY A THIRD PARTY. FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY.
TEHRAN, IRAN - JUNE 7: Police take security measures at the scene after gunmen opened fire at Irans parliament and the shrine of Ayatollah Khomeini in the capital Tehran, Iran on June 7, 2017. (Photo by Fatemeh Bahrami/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)
TEHRAN, IRAN - JUNE 7: Police take security measures and people gather near the scene after gunmen opened fire at Irans parliament and the shrine of Ayatollah Khomeini in the capital Tehran, Iran on June 7, 2017. (Photo by Fatemeh Bahrami/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)
A view shows the parliament's building during a gunmen attack in central Tehran, Iran, June 7, 2017. TIMA via REUTERS ATTENTION EDITORS - THIS IMAGE WAS PROVIDED BY A THIRD PARTY. FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY.
TEHRAN, IRAN - JUNE 7: Police take security measures and people gather near the scene after gunmen opened fire at Irans parliament and the shrine of Ayatollah Khomeini in the capital Tehran, Iran on June 7, 2017. (Photo by Fatemeh Bahrami/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)
TEHRAN, IRAN - JUNE 7: Police take security measures at the scene after gunmen opened fire at Irans parliament and the shrine of Ayatollah Khomeini in the capital Tehran, Iran on June 7, 2017. (Photo by Fatemeh Bahrami/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)
HIDE CAPTION
SHOW CAPTION
of
SEE ALL
BACK TO SLIDE

Read Full Story

Sign up for Breaking News by AOL to get the latest breaking news alerts and updates delivered straight to your inbox.

Subscribe to our other newsletters

Emails may offer personalized content or ads. Learn more. You may unsubscribe any time.