Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said Iran is not the reason for mounting animosity in the Middle East, but rather hatred for the US, in a scathing tweet directed at the American “B-team.”
Zarif wrote on Twitter Tuesday: “If US and clients don’t feel safe, it’s because they’re despised by the people of the region – blaming Iran won’t reverse that,” along with a series of screenshots from articles about the US deploying a carrier strike group and a bomber task force to the region.
The #B_Team is at it again: From announcements of naval movements (that actually occurred last month) to dire warnings about so-called “Iranian threats”.
If US and clients don’t feel safe, it’s because they’re despised by the people of the region— blaming Iran won’t reverse that. pic.twitter.com/AZmHbJKOch
— Javad Zarif (@JZarif) May 7, 2019
It’s not the first time Zarif has taken aim at the so-called “B-Team,” which includes National Security Advisor John Bolton, and Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu, who he says are trying to “lure President Trump into a confrontation that he doesn’t want.”
The scathing tweet comes amid a heated war of words between Washington and Tehran. On Sunday, Bolton announced that the USS ‘Abraham Lincoln’ Carrier Strike Group and a bomber task force would soon arrive in “the US Central Command region to send a clear and unmistakable message to the Iranian regime.” As Zarif noted in his tweet, the deployment was only recently announced but it actually took place last month.
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