Zarif: B-Team thirsts for war with Iran

June 25, 2019

TEHRAN – Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said in a tweet late on Monday that the “B-Team” scorns diplomacy but thirsts for war with Iran.

The B-Team includes White House national security advisor John Bolton, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman, and UAE Crown Prince Mohammed bin Zayed.

The remarks by Zarif came after President Donald Trump questioned the United States’ military presence in the Persian Gulf.

"It's now clear that the B-Team is not concerned with U.S. interests—they despise diplomacy, and thirst for war," Zarif tweeted.

Zarif had previously warned that the B-Team could goad Trump into a war with Tehran.

Zarif also said Trump is quite right that “the U.S. military has no business in the Persian Gulf”. The foreign minister said it is quite in the interests of the United States and the larger world that Washington withdraw its forces from the Persian Gulf region.

PA/PA

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