America’s “declassifications” of details about Iran are “fictitious,” International Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif has tweeted. It adopted US State Secretary Mike Pompeo accusing Iran, with out proof, of harboring Al-Qaeda’s base.
“Mr. ‘we lie, cheat, steal’ is pathetically ending his disastrous profession with extra warmongering lies,” Zarif wrote in a fiery message within the wake of Pompeo’s assertion, referring to the US State Secretary by his notorious 2019 quote.
From designating Cuba to fictitious Iran “declassifications” and AQ claims, Mr. “we lie, cheat, steal” is pathetically ending his disastrous profession with extra warmongering lies.Nobody is fooled. All 9/11 terrorists got here from @SecPompeo‘s favourite ME locations; NONE from Iran.
— Javad Zarif (@JZarif) January 12, 2021
Again in April 2019, Pompeo, a former CIA director, jokingly mentioned that, throughout his time on the helm of US intelligence, “we lied, we cheated, we stole” and even had “coaching programs” in these fields. Many commenters didn’t discover the quote humorous.
Zarif denounced the Iran “declassifications” and the claims Pompeo made about its hyperlinks to Al-Qaeda, calling them “fictitious.” He additionally condemned the US’ resolution to re-include Cuba within the checklist of state sponsors of terrorism.
The minister famous that the perpetrators of the 9/11 assault orchestrated by Al-Qaeda got here from Pompeo’s “favourite Center Jap locations; none from Iran.” Of the 19 aircraft hijackers concerned within the 9/11 assault, 15 have been residents of Saudi Arabia, with the remaining coming from UAE, Lebanon, and Egypt.
His response on Twitter got here as Pompeo claimed it was the US’ relentless pursuit that pressured Al-Qaeda right into a “safer haven” – supposedly Iran. The Secretary of State added that some Al-Qaeda operatives have had decades-long connections inside the Islamic Republic, though he didn’t present any proof to substantiate any of his claims.
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Relations between Washington and Tehran have been significantly strained ever since President Donald Trump unilaterally withdrew from the 2015 Iranian nuclear deal, accusing Iran of secretly violating it. The US then went on to reimpose sanctions in opposition to Iran, adopted by some extra restrictions, as a part of its “most strain” marketing campaign.
Iran repeatedly insisted it had adopted the deal – one thing that was confirmed by the Worldwide Atomic Power Company on the time. Finally, Tehran responded to growing US strain by step by step lowering its commitments underneath the accord.
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