IRNA – Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif reacted to the US president’s recent allegations against Iran, and said Donald Trump should do better while fabricating.
“ISIRI [Institute of Standards and Industrial Research of Iran] seal is a measure of quality for Iranian consumer goods. But sadly for Trump & Co, we don’t put it on missile parts. Time for some to do a better job of fabricating,” Zarif said in a Twitter message released on Tuesday.
In a separate Twitter post which was modified today, Zarif said, ‘A while ago the US showed a Saudi-supplied Iranian missile intact. They must’ve been told a missile destroyed by a Patriot does not land fully assembled. So now the US shows UNSC missile fragments w/[with] Iranian Standard Institute logo, as on our foodstuffs. Try fabricating ‘evidence’ again.”
The US envoy to UN Nikki Haley on Dec 14, 2017 appeared standing before what she claimed was debris of an Iranian-origin missile shipped to Yemen and then fired to Saudi Arabia.
Iran’s UN envoy, Gholamali Khoshroo, rejected the charges and said that Tehran’s stance vis-à-vis Yemen is dialogue and peace and opposing bombarding the country which is facing a humanitarian crisis and is in dire need of aid.
In US President Donald Trump’s visit to Saudi Arabia last May, his first foreign trip since he took office, an arms deal worth 460 billion dollars was signed by the two countries to sell US weaponry to Saudi Arabia.