Recent US anti-Iran claims extremely dangerous: Zarif

IRNA – Foreign Minister of Iran Mohammad Javad Zarif has warned that recent US claims against the Islamic Republic of Iran are extremely dangerous for the world peace.

In an interview with IRNA just before his departure to Tehran at the conclusion of his two-day Pakistan visit on Saturday, Zarif said such dangerous moves should be encountered.

He was of the view that the US is leveling baseless allegations against Iran to justify its aggressive policy towards the Islamic Republic. The Iranian top diplomat believed that such a step would only heighten tensions in the Persian Gulf region.

Zarif commenting on the US decision to increase its number of troops in the Persian Gulf said that such moves pose a serious threat to our region. “These actions are also a threat to global peace and stability,” he viewed.

Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif arrived in Islamabad on Thursday evening to hold talks with Pakistani leadership on bilateral relations and regional situation.

During the visit, he also met with Prime Minister of Pakistan Imran Khan, his Pakistani counterpart Shah Mehmood Qureshi and Speaker of National Assembly Asad Qaiser.

It is pertinent to mention that this was Zarif’s tenth visit to Pakistan since he became Iranian ّّforeign minister in 2013.