DUBAI, Sept 19 (Reuters) - Iran’s foreign minister said on Thursday U.S. and allies’ accusations that attacks on Saudi oil sites were “an act of war” may be aimed at deceiving U.S. President Donald Trump into a war against Tehran.
“‘Act of war’or AGITATION for WAR? Remnants of #B_Team (+ambitious allies) try to deceive @realdonaldtrump into war,” Mohammad Javad Zarif tweeted.
Zarif has in the past said that a so-called “B-team” including Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman could goad the U.S. president into a conflict with Tehran.
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo described on Wednesday the attacks on Saudi Arabia as “an act of war”. (Reporting by Dubai newsroom; Editing by Toby Chopra)