Zarif calls Pompeo's conditions delusional
Iranian Foreign Minister said that US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo's list of conditions is delusional.
Iran Press/Iran news: In response to a question about US Secretary of State, Mike Pompeo's list of a dozen conditions, which Washington expects Tehran to meet before any further talks, Mohammad Javad Zarif added on Monday: "We will not talk to anybody who sets 12 conditions for us to talk to them after having violated a [UN] Security Council resolution that they sponsored themselves."
In a post on his official Twitter account, Zarif released a video showing him seated with US journalist Robin Wright on the sidelines of the Doha Forum 2018 in the Qatari capital on Saturday, Iran Press reported.
— Javad Zarif (@JZarif) December 17, 2018
Speaking weeks after the United States pulled out of the historic nuclear agreement, officially known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) signed between Iran and major powers in 2015, Pompeo laid out 12 tough conditions for any "new deal" with Tehran.
The conditions included withdrawal of Iran's military advisers from Syria, who have been helping the country's legitimate government in its fight against terrorist outfits, which have been mostly aided and abetted by the US and its Western and regional allies.
In a meeting with a number of Iranian lawmakers late in May, Zarif said that the new strategies declared by the US secretary of state will lead to Washington's greater isolation among the international community.
Iran Foreign Minister, Mohammad Javad Zarif added in a tweet on Dec. 3 that US is falsely accusing Iran of violating UN Security Council resolution 2231 while it has earlier breached the same resolution.
On May 8, the US president pulled his country out of the JCPOA, which was achieved in Vienna in 2015 after years of negotiations among Iran and the Group 5+1 (Russia, China, the US, Britain, France and Germany).
Following US exit from the JCPOA, Iran and the remaining parties launched talks to save the accord. 105/201