Mohammad Javad Zarif, Iran’s FM: It would be ‘suicidal’ for U.S. to wage war with Iran

February 15, 2019

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said Friday it would be “suicidal” for the U.S. and its allies to start a war with Iran.

Mr. Zarif accused the “same gang” who led the effort for the 2003 Iraq War were trying to do the same in Iran, NBC News reported.

“I’m not saying President Trump’s administration. I’m saying people in President Trump’s administration are trying to create the same eventually, and I believe they will fail,” the foreign leader told NBC News.

Mr. Zarif was not open to the idea of possibly renegotiating the Iran Deal with the Trump administration.

In May, Mr. Trump pulled the U.S. out of the Obama-era nuclear deal that he criticized often on the campaign trail.

The relationship has become increasingly tense between the two countries, with Mr. Trump repeatedly warning that Iran is a dangerous actor that must be watched closely.

“The nuclear deal was the result of 13 years of negotiations,” Mr. Zarif told NBC News. “We produced not the two-page document that President Trump signed with the chairman of North Korea but a 150-page document.”