Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif has hit out at United States President Donald Trump for calling Iran a “terrorist nation,” saying the hackneyed accusation reveals Washington’s hostility towards Tehran is the real reason behind the illegal US sanctions against the country.
In a post on his official twitter account on Wednesday, Zarif also said American hawkish officials’ dream of uprooting the Iranian nation would never come true.
A nation IS its people, @realdonaldtrump. Repeatedly calling Iran a “terrorist nation” reveals hostility toward an entire people & exposes the real reason for targeting them with your illegal sanctions. But US hawks’ dream of ‘uprooting the Iranian nation’ will never be realized.
— Javad Zarif (@JZarif) November 21, 2018
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