FM Zarif tells US to cease ‘hypocritical absurdities’ about Iran missiles

Iran has lashed out at the US for its “hypocritical” remarks about Tehran, saying the one to blame for regional miseries is Washington and those who buy its lethal weapons.

“US & allies should cease their hypocritical absurdities abt Iran’s missiles & regional ‘behavior’,” Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said in a Thursday tweet.

“Facts speak for themselves. It’s they who sell $100s of billions in arms to butcher Yemenis & it’s they & their clients—NOT Iran—who’re responsible for miseries from Saddam to ISIS [Daesh],” the Iranian foreign minister said.

Zarif’s comments came after US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo claimed Wednesday that Iran’s ballistic missile activity has been growing since the 2015 nuclear deal.

Addressing the UN Security Council, he also urged stronger international restrictions to prevent the Islamic Republic’s regional activities.

“Our goodwill gestures have been futile correctives to the Iranian regime’s reckless missile activity and all other destructive behaviors,” he further said.

Following his Thursday tweet, Iran’s top diplomat tweeted two videos of his speeches at the Mediterranean Dialogues, which were held in Rome last month.

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