Iran hits out at the United States for sticking to what it calls former president Donald Trump’s “failed policy,” saying such an approach will fail to salvage the nuclear deal.
“US claims it favors diplomacy; not Trump’s failed policy of ‘maximum pressure,'” Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif writes on Twitter.
“Yet [US Secretary of State Antony Blinken] boasts abt blocking Korea from transferring our OWN money to the Swiss Channel — only used for food & meds,” he adds.
“Repeating the same policy won’t yield new results.”
US claims it favors diplomacy; not Trump's failed policy of "maximum pressure”.
Yet @SecBlinken boasts abt blocking Korea from transferring our OWN money to the Swiss Channel—only used for food & meds.
Repeating the same policy won't yield new results.
— Javad Zarif (@JZarif) March 11, 2021
Zarif’s comments come hours after Blinken signaled US opposition to the release of billions of dollars in Iranian funds from South Korea unless the Islamic Republic returns to full compliance with the nuclear accord.
South Korea had said last month it agreed on a way forward to release billions of dollars frozen from Iran’s oil sales but was awaiting Washington’s approval.