September 11, 2019 / 10:09 AM / a month ago

Iran's Zarif says U.S. 'thirst for war' should go with Bolton - Tweet

FILE PHOTO: Iranian Foreign Minister, Mohammad Javad Zarif, speaks during a news conference with Iraqi Foreign Minister Mohamed Ali Alhakim in Baghdad, Iraq May 26, 2019. REUTERS/Khalid Al-Mousily

DUBAI (Reuters) - Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammed Javad Zarif slammed the United States on Wednesday for ordering new sanctions on Iran despite the departure of “warmonger-in-chief”, U.S. National Security Advisor John Bolton.

“As the world ... was breathing a sigh of relief over ouster of #B_Team’s henchman in the White House, (Washington) declared further escalation of #EconomicTerrorism (sanctions) against Iran,” Zarif tweeted. “Thirst for war —maximum pressure— should go with the warmonger-in-chief (Bolton).”

Zarif has often said that a so-called “B-team” including Bolton could goad the U.S. president into a conflict with Tehran.

Reporting by Dubai Newsroom; Editing by Catherine Evans

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