Rising ‘Economic Terrorism’ against Iran sign of US desperation: Zarif

Tasnim – Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said Washington’s escalating economic pressure campaign against the Iranian nation reveals the “panic and desperation” of the US and its “client co-conspirators”.

“Escalating #EconomicTERRORISM against Iranians exposes panic & desperation of US regime—and chronic failures of its client co-conspirators. REAL news, @realdonaldtrump: Inheritors of ancient Persian civilization don’t base strategy on “advice” of foreigners—let alone Americans,” Zarif tweeted on Tuesday.

It came after US President Donald Trump suggested on Monday in a tweet that former Secretary of State John Kerry has provided Iran with “very bad advice” and may have violated US law by advising the Islamic Republic.

“Iran is being given VERY BAD advice by John Kerry and people who helped him lead the US into the very bad Iran Nuclear Deal,” Trump wrote on Twitter on Monday.

“Big violation of Logan Act?” Trump asked.

In May last year, Trump pulled the US out of the Iran nuclear deal, known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), claiming that it was a bad deal.

Kerry, who served during the administration of former US President Barack Obama and played a main role in the nuclear talks, has criticized the Trump administration for pulling out of the accord.

Kerry has described it as the “single strongest, single most accountable, single most transparent nuclear agreement anywhere in the world.”