June 19, 2020 / 7:13 PM / 15 days ago

France, Germany, UK 'accessories' to Trump, Netanyahu, Iran's Zarif says

FILE PHOTO: Iran's Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif speaks during a news conference following a meeting with Russia's Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov (not pictured) in Moscow, Russia June 16, 2020. Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation/Handout via REUTERS

DUBAI (Reuters) - Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif on Friday accused France, Germany and Britain of serving Iran’s arch-foes the United States and Israel by drafting a nuclear resolution against Tehran.

“Behind (the) facade, E3 are accessories to (U.S. President Donald) Trump & (Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin) Netanyahu—& in no position to counsel Iran,” Zarif tweeted.

The U.N. nuclear watchdog’s 35-nation Board of Governors called on Iran in the resolution earlier on Friday to stop denying the agency access to two suspected former nuclear sites and to cooperate fully with it, diplomats attending the meeting said.

Reporting by Dubai newsroom; Editing by Sandra Maler

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