Iran’s top envoy says Netanyahu wants to destroy us, and we will respond

Iran’s foreign minister warns the US that his country will not remain passive while Israel threatens to destroy it.

He also dismisses the Trump administration’s as-yet unpublished peace plan as a “crime against the Middle East.”

“Netanyahu is threatening to destroy Iran. It can’t be that someone threatens our people without a response,” Zarif said at a press conference in Tehran alongside visiting German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas.

America, Zarif charges, has declared an economic war on Iran by imposing sanctions and last year pulling out of a landmark 2015 nuclear deal.

“We were not the ones and we won’t be the ones to open any kind of war, but if someone does open one, he won’t the one to finish it,” Zarif warns.

Zarif says the US and Israel are the root cause of the problems in the Middle East and called Washington’s peace plan, which it has yet to unveil, a “crime against the Middle East,” Tasnim, an Iranian news site, reported.

 with Agencies

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