Feb 26, 2020 07:09 UTC
  • Trump confessed Iran hates Daesh, US stole Syrian oil: Zarif

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif has underscored a confession by US President Donald Trump that the Islamic Republic hates the Daesh Takfiri terrorist group, and that the presence of American terrorist forces in Syria was for plundering the Arab country's oil resources.

According to Press TV, Zarif made the remarks on Tuesday in a tweet accompanied by a video clip that showed Trump making a confession about the US troops withdrawal after they "have taken the oil" in Syria.

Trump has on several occasions publicly pointed to stealing Syria’s oil reserves.

In October last year, after ordering the withdrawal of American terrorist forces from Syria, Trump said he wanted the US firm ExxonMobil to go to the Arab country to tap its oil.

The US president also boasted in the footage about his country's purported fight against the Daesh terrorist group and urged Tehran to fight the Takfiri outfit as "Iran hates Daesh."

In a post on his Twitter account, Zarif said, "Trump just admitted what we all knew: US troops in Syria to "have the oil”" adding that, "Russia, Syria, & Iran can fight Daesh, confessing, “Iran hates Daesh.”"

Denouncing the US assassination of Lieutenant General Qassem Soleimani in the Iraqi capital of Baghdad last month, the top Iranian diplomat censured the so-called US counterterrorism efforts, and said Washington, instead of fighting against Daesh, "cowardly murdered" the terrorist group's number-one enemy.

On January 3, a drone strike, conducted by direct order of Trump, martyred Soleimani, the former Commander of the Quds Force of Iran's Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC), along with Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis, Deputy Head of Iraq’s Popular Mobilization Units (PMU), known as Hashed al-Sha’abi in Arabic, and their companions outside Baghdad International Airport.

Both commanders were admired by Muslim nations for eliminating the US-sponsored Daesh Takfiri terrorist group in the region, particularly in Iraq and Syria.

Soon after Lt. General Soleimani’s assassination, Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei said Washington was to face a “harsh revenge” for the atrocity.

On January 8, the IRGC unleashed volleys of ballistic missiles at the American military Airbase of Ain al-Assad in Iraq’s Anbar Province, which housed US terrorist forces. The Leader later described the retaliatory strikes as “only a slap.”

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