Tuesday, March 2, 2021

Iran’s Foreign Minister Schools GOP Senators with Scathing Response

Mohammad Javad Zarif
Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif

*(Via Huffington P{ost) – Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif on Monday angrily dismissed an open letter sent by 47 U.S. senators to the Iranian government about Tehran’s ongoing nuclear negotiations.

In the letter, the Republican lawmakers note they believe the Iranian negotiators “may not fully understand [the American] constitutional system” and claim that the next American president could “with the stroke of a pen” revoke any agreement with Iran that is not approved by Congress. The threat comes as representatives of Iran and six world powers, including the United States, are working to reach a deal about Tehran’s nuclear program by the end of March.

In his scathing reply, Zarif challenged the lawmakers’ analysis, dismissing the letter as a “propaganda ploy with no legal value.”

“I wish to enlighten the authors that if the next administration revokes any agreement with ‘the stroke of a pen,’ as they boast, it will have simply committed a blatant violation of international law,” Zarif said, according to Iran’s Fars News Agency.

“I should bring one important point to the attention of the authors and that is, the world is not the United States,” he added. “The conduct of inter-state relations is governed by international law, and not by U.S. domestic law.”

Get the rest of this story at Huffington Post.

YOU MAY LIKE

1 COMMENT

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

- Advertisement -

SEARCH

THE CULTURECALENDAR: WHAT'S NEW & BLACK ON TV


TRENDING