Tehran to Trump: US 'genocidal taunts won't end Iran'

  Tehran to Trump: US 'genocidal taunts won't end Iran'
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Tensions between the United States and Iran have escalated beyond the war of words earlier in May after Washington sent an aircraft carrier and its battle group along with a fleet of bombers to the region, ONAreports citing Sputnik.

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif has launched a stinging rebuke on US President Donald Trump who said Iran would end if it put up a fight against the United States.

Comparing Donald Trump with bellicose rulers of the past such as Genghis Khan and Alexander the Great, Zarif said Iranians "have stood tall for millennia while aggressors all gone". "Economic terrorism and genocidal taunts won't 'end Iran'," the diplomat tweeted on Monday.

Aida Tinayeva

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