President Donald Trump expressed sympathy Wednesday for the victims of a double terrorist attack in Iran but also warned Tehran’s leadership that nations that sponsor terrorism risk attacks.
"We grieve and pray for the innocent victims of the terrorist attacks in Iran, and for the Iranian people, who are going through such challenging times," read the statement released by the White House and attributed to Trump.
"We underscore that states that sponsor terrorism risk falling victim to the evil they promote," it said.
The Islamic State claimed responsibility for the attack in Iran — a majority Shiite country that backs forces fighting the Sunni militant group in Syria and Iraq — in a short video on the website of its Amaq News Agency, which included footage of a bloody parliamentary staffer’s body on the floor next to his desk.
“Do you think we will leave?" the voice on the video said in Arabic. "We will remain, God willing.”