TEHRAN, Young Journalists Club(YJC)-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 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 (ISIS) terrorist group and urged Tehran to fight the Takfiri outfit as "Iran hates ISIS."
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 ISIS, confessing, “Iran hates ISIS”"
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.
.@realdonaldtrump just admitted what we all knew: US troops in Syria to "have the oil”— Javad Zarif (@JZarif) February 25, 2020
Also, that Russia, Syria, & Iran can fight ISIS, confessing, “Iran hates ISIS”
But not only did US NOT fight ISIS, it cowardly murdered its #1 enemy—with ONLY Trump cronies & ISIS celebrating pic.twitter.com/r566Wg4hRR
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.