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Iran FM denies Trump’s claims: ‘Iran has friends’ not proxies

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Iran has no proxies but it has friends, tweeted Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif on Thursday, a day after US President Donald Trump said that the country or its proxies planned a sneak attack on US targets in Iraq.

“Don't be misled by usual warmongers, AGAIN, @realDonaldTrump: Iran has FRIENDS: No one can have MILLIONS of proxies. Unlike the US — which surreptitiously lies, cheats & assassinates — Iran only acts in self-defense,” tweeted Zarif.

“Iran starts no wars but teaches lessons to those who do.”

Read more: Trump cautions Iran and its proxies against attacking US troops or assets in Iraq