Iranian Minister of Foreign Affairs Mohammad Javad Zarif said the responsibility for any possible adventurism in the region falls on the US, ruling out the need for any foreign intervention for regional security.
“Washington would be held accountable for any potential adventurism in the region,” Zarif said in a phone contact with his Kuwaiti counterpart, Sheikh Ahmad Nasser Al-Mohammad Al-Sabah, stressing that the regional security should be maintained without any external interference.
Referring to the recent provocative moves of the US in West Asia, he warned that it is Washington which bears responsibility for any possible adventurism in the region.
In relevant remarks on Thursday, Mohammad Javad Zarif warned that intel received by Tehran on the US military moves in the region indicate that Washington is fabricating a pretext for war.
“Instead of fighting Covid in US, Donald Trump and cohorts waste billions to fly B52s and send armadas to our region,” Zarif wrote on his twitter page on Thursday.
He noted that “intelligence from Iraq indicate plot to fabricate pretext for war”, stressing, “Iran doesn’t seek war but will openly and directly defend its people, security and vital interests.”
The Pentagon has deployed a pair of B-52 bombers to the Persian Gulf in yet another provocative military posture against Iran, just weeks before US President Donald Trump is due to leave office.
The nuclear-capable bombers flew nonstop from Minot Air Force Base in North Dakota and headed home after a show of force over the western side of the Persian Gulf on Wednesday, the AP reported.
Announcing the deployment, the head of US Central Command said Wednesday that it was to show that “we are ready and able to respond to any aggression directed at Americans or our interests.”
“We do not seek conflict, but no one should underestimate our ability to defend our forces or to act decisively in response to any attack,” said General Frank McKenzie, without mentioning Iran by name.
It was the third time in six weeks that American bombers conducted long-range flights off the Iranian coast.