Tabnak – Reacting to the recent wave of accusations by the American officials against the Islamic Republic, Iran’s foreign minister criticizes the US over supporting terrorism, as well as being indifferent toward the problems of the US public. He has also slammed Israel over its heavy arsenal of mass destruction weapons.
Iran's top diplomat says the US is squandering the resources of its own nation to push ahead with its policy of adventurism abroad and support "terror-sponsoring regimes," stressing that the American people have had enough of "corruption" and "injustice" at home.
Mohammad Javad Zarif posted a press statement on his Twitter page on Thursday to hit back at US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo over his latest interventionist comments about recent protests against economic issues in Tehran.
In the statement, Zarif mimicked Pompeo, who sought on Wednesday to take advantage of guild-related protests in Tehran and denounce the Iranian establishment's policies -- a usual practice of the Washington administration.
Drawing attention to the negative impacts of Washington's harmful foreign agenda on the lives of American people, Zarif said, "The US government is squandering its citizens' resources, whether its adventurism in Iraq and Afghanistan, its blind support for Israel and terror-sponsoring regimes, or its wasteful expansion of its nuclear arsenal: it will only add to the suffering of the people of America."
Zarif also touched on the latest wave of protests across the US over the past days against President Donald Trump’s "zero tolerance" immigration policy, under which more than 2,000 migrant children who illegally crossed into the US with adult relatives were separated from them.
Many of those children ended up in concrete-floored cages in detention facilities or were placed with foster families. The Iranian foreign minister further condemned the US government's "futile tactics of suppression, imprisonment of protesters, separation of immigrant families and caging of their babies, and the denial of Americans' frustrations."
The American people, he added, want their leaders "to share the country's wealth and respond to their legitimate needs," said his Twitter statement. Zarif further emphasized, "The people of the United States are tired of corruption, injustice and incompetence from their leaders. The world hears their voice."
In a separate statement, Zarif says the US and Israel are main impediments to establishment of a WMD-free Middle East, urging the international community to guarantee annihilation of Israel’s arsenal of weapons of mass destruction (WMDs).
Zarif made the remarks in a message on the 31st anniversary of the chemical bombardment of the northwestern Iranian city of Sardasht during the imposed war with Iraq in the 1980s.
“Through their opposition to the establishment of a WMD-free zone in the Middle East, the two aggressive and notorious regimes of America and Israel shoulder the global responsibility for the lingering shadow of these inhumane weapons in this sensitive region and must be taken to task and condemned by the international community,” Iran's top diplomat said.
Zarif added, “Annihilation of nuclear, biological and chemical weapons of the Zionist regime, as the biggest threat to security of the region and the world, must be guaranteed through coordinated pressure from the international community.”
Zarif added that Iran, as a major victim of chemical weapons, once again condemns "any recourse to weapons of mass destruction anywhere, by any party and under any circumstances."
سایت تابناک از انتشار نظرات حاوی توهین و افترا و نوشته شده با حروف لاتین (فینگیلیش) معذور است.