News ID: 273993
Published: 0621 GMT September 10, 2020

Zarif criticizes US ‘breathtaking hypocrisy’

Zarif criticizes US ‘breathtaking hypocrisy’

Foreign minister of Iran said US' insistence on preventing Iran from developing defensive missiles despite Washington’s making its own secret new nuclear weapons is a “breathtaking hypocrisy”.

Criticizing US double standard policy towards Iran in a tweeted message late on Wednesday, Mohammad Javad zarif made the remarks referring to the latest reports on Washington’s secret project to build a new intercontinental ballistic missile.

"The US insists Iran must not: enjoy peaceful nuclear energy, buy any defense equipment, and build defensive missiles."

"Meanwhile, the US: spends $100B on new nuclear ICBMs, builds secret "new" nukes, floods regional clients with $380B+ worth of arms," Zarif said.

"Hypocrisy: Breathtaking," he stressed.

The Iranian top diplomat also attached two images to the message with one of them referring to Western media's quoting Trump as saying: “I have built a nuclear — a weapons system that nobody’s ever had in this country before" and the other is a report by the Associated Press (AP) saying that the US Air Force has awarded a $13.3 billion contract for engineering and development work on a replacement for the Minuteman 3 missile, which has operated continuously for half a century as a key part of the nuclear force.

Iran has repeatedly announced that it is not seeking to develop nuclear weapons as it is against the Islamic teachings.

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