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Why did this WH statement condemning the attacks in Iran spark outrage?

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A White House statement about attacks in Iran sparked outrage when the Trump administration appeared to be indirectly blaming Iran for the tragedy.

At least 12 people died in twin attacks Wednesday in Tehran. Terrorists used bombs and guns to attack the Iranian parliament and the shrine of the founder of the Islamic government.

The two-sentence response from the White House read, “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. We underscore that states that sponsor terrorism risk falling victim to the evil they promote.”

The statement’s implication was that Iran, which is known as a state sponsor of terrorism worldwide, was indirectly culpable in the attack.

Doc Thompson and Kal Elsebai looked at some of the reactions and tried to figure out why people were upset at the Trump administration for the statement about the latest terrorist attack on Thursday’s “The Morning Blaze with Doc Thompson.”

“What’s wrong with that statement?” Doc asked. “There’s nothing wrong with saying, ‘Hey listen, states that sponsor this crap, it’s there.’”

To see more from Doc, visit his channel on TheBlaze and listen live to “The Morning Blaze with Doc Thompson” weekdays 6–9 a.m. ET, only on TheBlaze Radio Network.

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