Iranian FM Zarif: US allegations over tanker attacks ‘sabotage diplomacy’

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Tehran “categorically rejects” unfounded US claim over Gulf of Oman attacks, Iran’s UN envoy says. Zarif: Allegations part of efforts by US “B Team” to conceal its economic terrorism against Iran.

Iran’s foreign minister said on Friday that the US allegations against Iran over the Gulf of Oman attacks on oil tankers were part of a “sabotage diplomacy” adopted by a so-called “B Team,” which he said includes US National Security Adviser John Bolton.

“That the US immediately jumped to make allegations against Iran–w/o a shred of factual or circumstantial evidence – only makes it abundantly clear that the #B_Team is moving to a #PlanB: Sabotage diplomacy – including by @AbeShinzo – and cover up its #EconomicTerrorism against Iran,” Mohammad Javad Zarif tweeted.

Zarif has repeatedly said that Bolton, an ardent Iran hawk, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman could goad US President Donald Trump into a conflict with Tehran.

On Thursday, Iran’s UN mission said that Tehran categorically rejects the “unfounded” U.S. claim over Thursday’s attacks on two oil tankers in the Gulf of Oman, after Washington blamed Tehran for the attacks.

“Iran categorically rejects the US unfounded claim with regard to 13 June oil tanker incidents and condemns it in the strongest possible terms,” the Iranian mission said in a statement.



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