September 20, 2019
Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif questioned on Friday the US-led plans for a “peaceful resolution” in the Middle East and presented Iran’s history of diplomatic initiatives.
“Arab blood vs. Arab oil / A primer on US policy: 4 yrs of indiscriminate bombardment of Yemen, 100,000 dead Yemenis, 20M malnourished Yemenis, 2.3M cholera cases, carte (blanche) for culprits,” Zarif tweeted.
Iran denies involvement in the attacks, which Tehran says were carried out by Yemen’s Iran-aligned Houthi group which has claimed responsibility for them.
Zarif left for New York early on Friday, Iranian state television said, after Iran’s UN mission confirmed that the US has issued visas allowing President Hassan Rouhani and Zarif to attend the United Nations General Assembly.
On Thursday, Zarif warned that any US or Saudi Arabian military strike against his country would result in an “all out war.”
The US has been trying to create a global maritime security alliance since attacks on oil tankers in the Gulf.