PressTV-Iran’s Zarif blasts US for flooding Mideast with arms

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif has slammed the United States for taking advantage of the conflicts in the Middle East and flooding the troubled region with arms, most of which, he says, end up in the hands of war criminals.

Zarif was reacting in a tweet on Wednesday to a recent report by the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI), which revealed the US has increased its arms sales by 25-percent over the past five years.

According to the reports, some half of US arms exports during that period have gone to the Middle East, and that Saudi Arabia consolidating its place as the world’s second biggest importer amid its deadly Washington-backed war on Yemen.

“The US pumps over half of its arms exports into our region. The vast majority goes to inexperienced and adventurist leaders who are engaged in war crimes,” Zarif said on his Twitter page, where the top Iranian diplomat also posted a diagram released by…

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