Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif has commented on Pompeo and Bolton's recent statements about Iran, blasting the US officials' behaviour and comparing it to that of "stalkers."
"While ordinarily it might be flattering, @SecPompeo's and @AmbJohnBolton's pure obsession with Iran is more and more like the behaviour of persistently failing psychotic stalkers," Zarif quipped in a tweet.
While ordinarily it might be flattering, @SecPompeo’s and @AmbJohnBolton’s pure obsession with Iran is more and more like the behavior of persistently failing psychotic stalkers.— Javad Zarif (@JZarif) 8 января 2019 г.
In effect, US is substituting a real foreign policy with Iran- obsession and —phobia.
According to the Iranian top diplomat, US Iran policy had substituted "a real foreign policy" with an unhealthy "obsession" and "phobia" against Tehran.
Iran's Aerospace Programme in Line With International Law
Later, in a press conference with journalists on Wednesday, the foreign minister emphasized that Iran would proceed with its space rocket and missile testing activities, despite US threats of new sanctions. Zarif emphasized that the programs were legal, and that the 2015 deal on Iran's nuclear program did not concern the rocket and missile testing activities.
US Troops in Syria Never Helped Anyone
When asked about the possible imminent withdrawal of US forces from Syria, Zarif said US troops never ensured the safety of anyone in the Middle Eastern country in the first place.
"Their presence in Syria did not make it possible to ensure anyone's security in the country. If they leave, it will be better for Syria," Zarif said.
On Sunday, at a meeting with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, Trump National Security Advisor John Bolton accused Iran of posing a "threat" to the Middle East via its so-called "quest for deliverable nuclear weapons."
Washington withdrew from the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, a landmark 2015 treaty on Iran's nuclear weapons program, in May 2018, slapping Tehran with several rounds of increasingly severe sanctions. The move prompted the deal's other signatories, including Iran, Russia, China, and several European powers, to scramble to try and save the deal.
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