Terror Attack in Iran as ‘Warsaw Circus’ Begins; No Coincidence: Zarif

Terror Attack in Iran as ‘Warsaw Circus’ Begins; No Coincidence: Zarif

TEHRAN (Tasnim) – Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif wondered if it was a coincidence that a deadly terrorist attack was carried out in Iran on the same day that an anti-Iran gathering in Warsaw got underway.

“Is it no coincidence that Iran is hit by terror on the very day that #WarsawCircus begins? Especially when cohorts of same terrorists cheer it from Warsaw streets & support it with twitter bots?” Zarif said in a post on his official Twitter account.

“US seems to always make the same wrong choices, but expect different results,” he added.

It came after a terrorist attack against members of Iran’s Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) killed more than 20 people in the southeastern province of Sistan and Balouchestan on Wednesday.

The IRGC personnel were traveling between the cities of Zahedan and Khash, in Sistan and Balouchestan, when their bus was targeted in a suicide car bomb attack.

The IRGC’s Quds Base said in a statement that an explosives-laden car rammed into the bus, which was taking the personnel back to their homes.

The attack killed 27 IRGC members and injured 13 others.

The so-called Jaish ul-Adl terrorist group has reportedly claimed responsibility for the attack.

Earlier in the day, the anti-Iran summit organized by the United States kicked off in Poland.

The Warsaw conference is considered as part of US attempts to heap pressure on Iran globally.

Since withdrawing from the Iran nuclear deal last year, the US administration has steadily ratcheted up pressure on Tehran and vowed to increase it until Iran halts what US officials describe as its “malign activities” throughout the Middle East and elsewhere.

As part of its policy of maximum pressure, Washington in early November re-imposed what it called the harshest-ever sanctions against the Islamic Republic.

The meeting has, however, received a cold welcome from Washington’s European allies, which are engaged in a diplomatic process with Tehran aimed at saving the 2015 nuclear deal.