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Zarif slams US hypocrisy over UNSCR

IRNA - Islamic Republic News Agency

Tehran, Dec 2, IRNA -- Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif condemned US hypocrisy in accusing Iran of breaching the UN Security Council resolution 2231.

"'Surrealism' is now the US' modus operandi in its foreign affairs: While itself violates UNSCR 2231–and even threatens to punish those who don't wish to violate it in abiding with illegal US sanctions–it now falsely accuses Iran of violating the very SAME resolution," Zarif Tweeted on Sunday.

Earlier Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman Bahram Qasemi said 'Iran's missile program has a defensive nature and is designed according to the needs of the country,'

Qasemi made the remarks in reaction to US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo who had claimed that Iran missile program violates UNSC Resolution 2231.

Qasemi added that it is patently absurd that the US is citing a resolution that not only have they themselves violated by quitting it illegally and unilaterally, but they also encouraged others to violate it; or, if they follow it, the US will punish them with sanctions.

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