Zarif said on social media Twitter the same day that US President Bolton, assistant to national security affairs, and Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu had strangled the early Iranian nuclear agreement as early as 2005 and tried to stop Irans uranium enrichment activities altogether.
Now, with the same illusion, they lured Trump out of the Iranian nuclear agreement of 2015.
On the 9th local time, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said during a visit to the countrys air base that Iran needs to bear in mind that Israeli warplanes can reach anywhere in the Middle East, including Iran.
On January 1, Iran warned the United States and Israel that if the United States attacked Iran, Israel would only live half an hour.
Israeli I24 News television quoted sources late Tuesday as saying that U.S. and Iranian officials held talks last week at a hotel in Erbil, northern Iraq. Representatives of the Iraqi side include Hassan Khomenei, grandson of the father of Iran.
Other participants included Iraj Masjedi, Irans ambassador to Iraq, and two officials of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard.
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But in an interview with Qatars New Arab media, Brian Hook, the U.S. Special Representative for Iran, denied holding talks with Iran. He said Iran has repeatedly refused diplomacy and there are no secret channels for negotiations between the two countries.
But Washington did not appreciate it. A State Department spokesman said at the time that if Tehran wanted to show signs of cooling the situation, it should release an American citizen.
The Lebanese citizen, Nizar Zakka, was reportedly arrested in Iran in 2015. He founded an information technology company in Washington and was funded by the U.S. government.
After his release, Zaqa told the New York Times that his release could be a good-will signal from Iran to the United States.
Zaqa was released by Iran on June 11 to see China
But an American source said the signal was missed. We have other motivations behind this research, he said.
Since then, relations between the two countries have been deteriorating, including Irans shooting down of U.S. drones, U.S. sanctions against Irans Supreme Leader, and the British seizure of Iranian oil tankers. During this period, Trump once launched and called for a halt to the first air strikes against Iran since 1988.
Bill Burns, the former deputy secretary of state, once described the Trump administrations approach as coercive diplomacy without diplomacy, trying to impose extreme pressure without clear or realistic goals.
Trump himself may be open to negotiations, but the governments action is to close the door.
Trump said Wednesday morning local time it would soon increase sanctions on a large scale.
Source: Author of Observer: Guo Han Liability Editor: Xiao Qi_NN6799