After news broke afresh that Apple would have to pay Ireland some €13 billion ($14.5 billion USD) in back taxes, Apple’s CEO today fired back that the ruling was “total political crap.”

“No one did annihilation wrong here,” Cook said. “Ireland is being picked on, and this is unacceptable.”

The European Commission ruled Tuesday that Ireland gave Apple actionable tax allowances by not accession the €13 billion owed over a 10-year period. The ruling put a close on a two year analysis that found Apple’s able tax rate on appear profit in Ireland to be just €500 per actor euros in profit. The sum fell to €50 per actor in 2014.

Apple, though, isn’t taking the ruling lying down. In an open letter to Apple customers, Cook wrote:

The European Commission has launched an effort to carbon Apple’s history in Europe, ignore Ireland’s tax laws and upend the all-embracing tax system in the process. The assessment issued on August 30th alleges that Ireland gave Apple a appropriate deal on our taxes. This claim has no basis in fact or in law. We never asked for, nor did we receive, any appropriate deals. We now find ourselves in the abnormal position of being ordered to retroactively pay added taxes to a government that says we don’t owe them any more than we’ve already paid.

Cook told the Irish Independent that the aggregation still plans to follow through on its planed amplification to Cork, Ireland. He hopes, however, the Irish government will follow Apple’s lead and appeal the ruling.