In a series of tweets on Wednesday, Pompeo commented about the execution of a man convicted of murder in Iran, and described it as a “despicable” move made by Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad “Zarif’s government”. He also called for consequences for what he called the Iranian government's "barbarity."
Later in the day, Iran’s Foreign Ministry Spokesman Saeed Khatibzadeh in a series of tweets described Mike Pompeo's recent tweets about Iran's internal affairs and his anger at Zarif as psychic reactions to the defeats and depression caused by the successive failures of the US administration and a type of cover-up for those failures.
"Pompeo is on his Iran obsession mood again," Khatibzadeh wrote on his Twitter account on Wednesday.
"No amount of projection will obfuscate the truth, @SecPompeo,” he continued.
"For all your talk about human rights, how do you justify representing a regime that brags abt "saving" murderers & taking innocent people hostage? Hypocrisy at its finest."
"By the way: One min, @SecPompeo claims FM @JZarif "is no more in charge of what’s going on in Iran than a man in the moon”. And next min, Govt of Iran is "Zarif's," the Iranian diplomat said in a separate tweeted message.
He added, "Make up your mind, Mr. #LyingCheatingStealing Pompeo."
"Also, maybe time to find a new obsession?"
IRNA, Press TV contributed to this story.