TEHRAN (Press Shia Agency) – Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said Washington is resorting to “surrealism” as its modus operandi in its foreign affairs.
“‘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. #Hypocrisy,” Zarif said in a message posted on his Twitter on Sunday.
The tweet came after US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo accused Tehran of testing a missile “capable of carrying nuclear warheads” in violation of Security Council Resolution 2231.
The resolution — which represents a nuclear agreement signed between Iran and other countries, including the US, in 2015 — bans all activity relating to “nuclear-capable” weapons. Iran does not engage in any such activity, something that has been verified on many occasions by the UN nuclear watchdog.
Washington itself started breaching the resolution in May after it left the nuclear agreement. In the following months, it took further steps in breach of the resolution by restoring the sanctions that had been lifted under the agreement, and even threatened the countries potentially ignoring the bans with “secondary sanctions.”