Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif called his US counterpart, Mike Pompeo, an "arrogant clown" as the US state secretary claimed that Iraqi nationals were dancing after the killing of Iran’s top military commander Qasem Soleimani by a US airstrike in Baghdad, APA reports.
The high-profile assassination, authorized by US President Donald Trump, took place early on Friday. On the same day, Pompeo posted a video on Twitter, showing people running along a street and carrying the flag of Iraq. Pompeo then wrote that Iraqis were "dancing in the street for freedom; thankful that General Soleimani is no more."
"24 hrs ago, an arrogant clown— masquerading as a diplomat— claimed people were dancing in the cities of Iraq. Today, hundreds of thousands of our proud Iraqi brothers and sisters offered him their response across their soil. End of US malign presence in West Asia has begun," Zarif wrote on Twitter late on Saturday.