Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said the
Persians were the ones who saved the Jews from slavery and genocide, adding
that Iran is suffering from Iranophobia.
"Even the Torah is distorted to serve Iranophobia," Zarif posted on his Twitter page.
Even the Torah is distorted to serve Iranophobia. What it actually says:
-Persian king saved Jews from captivity in Babylon.
-Another Persian king saved Jews from genocide.
-Genocide plotter hailed from Negev, not Persia.
-Persian king is only foreigner referred to as MESSIAH.
— Javad Zarif (@JZarif) March 22, 2019
Zarif was responding to US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo's remarks that US President Donald Trump "may be sent to save the Jews from the Iranians."
Iranian leaders have previously threatened to "wipe out Israel," which observers see as empty rhetoric aimed at diverting attention from internal problems and strengthening Iran's standing in the region as a force that defies Israel.