Zarif mocks Bolton with ’10-year challenge’ on Iran strike threat
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Zarif mocks Bolton with ’10-year challenge’ on Iran strike threat

Foreign minister calls out US national security adviser in a play on the social media game, saying ‘Same bull. Same bully. Same delusion’

Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif attends the geopolitical discussion event "Iran Regional and Global Prespective for 2019" in New Delhi on January 8, 2019. (Photo by Sajjad HUSSAIN / AFP)
Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif attends the geopolitical discussion event "Iran Regional and Global Prespective for 2019" in New Delhi on January 8, 2019. (Photo by Sajjad HUSSAIN / AFP)

TEHRAN, Iran — Iran’s foreign minister has mocked the US national security adviser’s calls for a strike on Iran, in a play on the viral 10-year challenge meme on social media.

In a tweet Friday, Mohammad Javad Zarif posted the titles of two separate articles by John Bolton from 2009 and 2019, both calling for strikes on Iran.

“Same bull. Same bully. Same delusion,” Zarif wrote.

Earlier this week, reports surfaced that Bolton asked the Pentagon in September to prepare military options for attacking Iran after attacks on US diplomatic sites in Iraq.

Social media users taking the 10-year challenge are comparing their profile photos from 2009 and 2019.

Tensions between Iran and the US have been heightened after US President Donald Trump withdrew America from the nuclear deal and re-imposed sanctions on Iran.

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