Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif has rebuked Britain, France and Germany for failing to confront the US economic terrorism against the Islamic Republic.
In a Wednesday tweet, Zarif referred to the US’ unilateral withdrawal from the 2015 nuclear deal and slammed the three European powers to show a strong will against US President Donald Trump’s hawkishness.
“A year after US’ unlawful abrogation of JCPOA, Europe can’t muster political will to defy US’ #EconomicTERRORISM. Not even by setting up a single banking channel for humanitarian aid. E3 are instead busy appeasing @realDonaldTrump by pressuring UN over our defensive capabilities,” Zarif tweeted, referring to the three European countries.
US President Donald Trump announced in May last year that he was quitting the JCPOA because of what he claimed was Iran’s constant violations. He also announced the re-imposition of sanctions that has been lifted against Iran under the JCPOA.
Britain, France and Germany are calling for a full UN report on Iran’s missile program, raising repetitive and unfounded claims that Iran’s missile technology is inconsistent with a UN resolution.
The European trio cited Iran’s launch of a space vehicle and the unveiling of two new ballistic missiles in February as forming “part of trend of increased activity inconsistent” with the resolution, according to the letter sent to UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres.
Source: Iranian media