Iran’s Foreign Minister ridiculed Donald Trump over ‘blunder’ at UN

Vastavam web: Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif ridiculed US President Donald Trump today over what he called the foreign policy “blunder” of trying to raise its recent protests at the UN Security Council.The Security Council “rebuffed the US’ naked attempt to hijack its mandate”, wrote Zarif on Twitter.The United States had pushed for the UN meeting on Friday to discuss the five days of protests that hit Iran last week, leading to the deaths of 21 people and hundreds of arrests.

US Ambassador Nikki Haley argued the unrest could escalate into full-blown conflict and drew a comparison with Syria.Britain and France reiterated that Iran must respect the rights of protesters, but French Ambassador Francois Delattre said the “events of the past days do not constitute a threat to peace and international security”.China also described the meeting as meddling in Iran’s affairs, while Ethiopia, Kuwait and Sweden expressed reservations about the discussion.

Iran’s Ambassador Gholamali Khoshroo slammed the meeting as a “farce” and a “waste of time” and said the council should instead focus on addressing the Israeli-Palestinian conflict or the war in Yemen.US President Donald Trump has fiercely opposed the deal, but the other signatories remain firmly behind it.Trump must decide every few months whether to continue waiving nuclear sanctions, with the next deadline due yesterday.