Iranian FM Mohammad Javad Zarif
[Iranian FM Mohammad Javad Zarif responds to US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo with regard to violation of UNSC Resolution 2231.]
Reporert: Threats engender threats, while civility begets civility. This was Zarif’s short response to US Secretary of State’s threats who has warned about following up the planned launch of three space rockets, calling them in defiance of UN Security Council’s resolution. In response to Pompeo, Zarif urged that launching a space vehicle and missile tests by Iran is not a violation of Resolution 2231. He reminded his American counterpart that America, with unilateral pulling out of the JCPOA, violated Resolution 2231, and is in no position to lecture anyone on it. Iranian Foreign Minister also pointed out to more points to US Secretary of State. First of all, Resolution 1929 is dead. Second, threats engender threats, while civility begets civility.
Date of Monitoring: 08/01/2019
Source: Akharin Khabar TV Channel