WASHINGTON — The Latest on the fallout from the killing of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi (all times local):
Iran’s foreign minister has mocked President Donald Trump’s announcement that he will not punish the Saudi leadership for the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi inside the kingdom’s Istanbul consulate last month.
In a tweet sent late Tuesday, Mohammad Javad Zarif noted that Trump “bizarrely devotes the FIRST paragraph of his shameful statement on Saudi atrocities to accuse IRAN of every sort of malfeasance he can think of.”
He went on to joke that “perhaps we’re also responsible for the California fires, because we didn’t help rake the forests— just like the Finns do?”
He appeared to be referring to recent remarks in which Trump suggested raking the forest floor prevented fires in Finland and would have helped to prevent California’s devastating wildfires.