Tehran says Trump's 'genocidal taunts' won't end Iran

(VOVWORLD) -Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said Monday that the "genocidal taunts" of US President Donald Trump will not end Iran, as tensions spike between the two countries. 
Tehran says Trump's 'genocidal taunts' won't end Iran - ảnh 1Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif. (Photo: AFP) 

Zarif wrote on Twitter that Iranians have stood tall for millennia while aggressors have all gone. Economic terrorism and genocidal taunts won't end Iran. He added: "Never threaten an Iranian. Try respect -- it works!"

In another tweet, Zarif accused Trump of allowing his team to "trash diplomacy" and "abet war crimes by milking despotic butchers via massive arms sales".

The statement by Iran's top diplomat followed an warning by Trump, who on Sunday suggested the Islamic republic be destroyed if it attacks US interests. Trump tweeted "If Iran wants to fight, that will be the official end of Iran. Never threaten the United States again,"