“Just amid the useless and unlawful push by the American regime to extend #Iran’s arms restrictions, US – with that long record of piracy - seizes a boat “carrying weapons”. What a coincidence! An expectable, but outworn and futile plot,” Seyyed Abbas Mousavi wrote on his twitter account on July 9.
He made the remarks while reacting to the latest claims made by US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo about seizing an Iranian vessel in June that was allegedly carrying weapons to Yemen.
Earlier in the day, Mousavi had described Pompeo in a Foreign Ministry statement as the “hatred-spreading Secretary of State of the US” whose remarks rooted in Washington’s foreign policy.
He stressed, “lying, accusing [other countries], and spreading hatred are key elements of the US foreign policy, especially in the present administration.”
UN arms embargo against Iran will expire in mid-October under UN Security Council Resolution 2231, which endorses Iran nuclear deal, officially known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA).
The Trump administration has threatened that it may seek to trigger a snapback of all sanctions on Iran if its attempts to extend the arms embargo fail, Press TV reported.
Tehran, however, has firmly rejected Washington’s plans as the US is no longer a party to the nuclear deal ever since it withdrew from the multilateral agreement in 2018.
Addressing a virtual UNSC meeting on July 7, Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said the United States was an “outlaw bully” that the world body should not surrender to, warning that giving in to Washington’s pressure threatens to restore the “law of the jungle.”