Iran calls United States fight against ISIS "a lie"

15 June, 2017, 01:39 | Author: Ora Austin
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"In the event that America wages a war against Iran, all of that country's military bases in the region will be in danger, as Iran is capable of hitting targets with its missiles within a range of 2,000 kilometers", Major General Yahya Rahim Safavi said on Wednesday.

Referring to Iran as "the number one terrorist state", the USA president said the Middle Eastern country supplies money and weapons to terrorist groups.

Days later attacks in Tehran killed 17 people, claimed by hardline Sunni militants Islamic State.

In the meantime, deputy Chief of Staff of the Iranian Armed Forces Brig.

Iran repeated accusations that Saudi Arabia funds Islamic militants including Islamic State.

On the future of economic relationship between the two countries, the Birmingham fellow predicted it would be limited in near future. While Iran backs President Bashad al-Assad, Riyadh follows a US-led coalition for changing the regime with the help of insurgents. Trump has frequently called the agreement "one of the worst deals ever signed" and said Washington would review it.

Iranian Foreign Minister Zarif left Oslo for Tehran late Tuesday after a two-day visit for taking part in Oslo Forum and holding talks with officials of a number of countries on the sidelines of the forum.

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In the communique, the US added a footnote saying it's taking its own steps to reduce the country's carbon footprint. By this announcement, Trump claims he is only fulfilling his "solemn duty to protect America and its citizens".

Urging the USA administration to revise its approach to the deal, repeatedly decried by Trump as the "worst deal ever negotiated", the top Iranian diplomat argued that in the long run the USA "will find it necessary to abide by the deal", as cited by Iran Front Page News.

Zarif said the US's failure to honor its obligations was not a new issue and that Iran had little economic interaction with the United States beyond the purchases of aircraft, which he said proceeded well despite the US's failure to perform in other areas.

Zarif's remarks came in the wake of deadly attacks on Iran's parliament and the tomb of Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini in Tehran on June 7.

Those attacks, which left at least 12 people dead, were claimed by ISIS.

At an Arab Islamic American Summit in Riyadh last month, U.S. President Donald Trump accused Iran of fueling "the fires of sectarian conflict and terror" and called for its worldwide isolation.

Commenting on the statement at the time, Zarif called it "repugnant" and slammed a new round of United States sanctions against Iran recently approved by Senate.


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