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Israel, its US supporters seek to portray Iran as threat: Zarif

Israel, its US supporters seek to portray Iran as threat

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif says the Israeli regime and its American supporters spearhead an “anti-Iran campaign” in an attempt to portray the Islamic Republic as a global “threat.”

According to Press TV, in an essay for the journal Foreign Affairs, Zarif said the administration of Iranian President Hassan Rouhani seeks to “defeat the international anti-Iranian campaign, spearheaded by Israel and its American benefactors, who seek to ‘securitize’ Iran — that is, to delegitimize the Islamic Republic by portraying it as a threat to the global order.”

The Iranian foreign minister wrote, “The main vehicle for this campaign is the ‘crisis’ over Iran’s peaceful nuclear program — a crisis that, in Iran’s view, is wholly manufactured and therefore reversible.”

Zarif added, the administration of President Rouhani engaged in nuclear talks with the 5+1 group in an effort to foil the smear campaign launched against the country.

The top Iranian diplomat further emphasized that the Islamic Republic “has no interest in nuclear weapons and is convinced that such weapons would not enhance its security.”

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