The war of words between the United States and Iran has further progressed as the U.S. prepares to meet on Iranian sanctions at the United Nations Security Council this month. The Times of Israel reports that frequent Iranian hurler of insults and intimidation, Foreign Minister Javad Zarif, has accused Donald Trump of "bullying" and of focusing on Iran instead of on "Palestine":
Trump plans to lead a meeting of the heads of state of the Security Council on Iran in late September, his envoy to the UN Nikki Haley, announced Tuesday.
With the United States now holding the presidency of the Security Council, Haley said the aim was to put further pressure on Tehran over its alleged violations of council resolutions.
But Iran’s foreign minister, Mohammad Javad Zarif, hit out at the US plan.
“There’s only one UNSC resolution on Iran…@realDonaldTrump is violating it & bullying others to do same,” Zarif wrote on Twitter.
“Now he plans to abuse presidency of SC to divert a session — item devoted to Palestine for 70 yrs — to blame Iran for horrors US & clients have unleashed across (Middle East) #chutzpah...”