Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif took to Twitter on Sunday, addressing the official account of the outgoing US president with a denouncement of the B-52 bomber aircraft patrolling the Middle East.
The top Iranian diplomat stressed that the Islamic Republic doesn’t shy from “crushing aggressors.”
.@Potus : If your B-52H “Presence Patrols” are meant to intimidate or warn Iran, you should have spent those $billions on your taxpayers' health.
While we have not started a war in over 200 years, we don’t shy from crushing aggressors. Just ask your BFFs who supported Saddam. pic.twitter.com/3OqNVY47dW
— Javad Zarif (@JZarif) January 17, 2021
Zarif’s remarks followed the earlier US CENTCOM post about US B-52 bomber aircraft conducting what was described as a “second Middle East presence patrol of 2021 as key part of CENTCOM’s defensive posture”.
CENTCOM said that the patrol is the fifth mission of its Bomber Task Force into the Middle East in the past several months.