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.