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Iran’s Zarif Queries US coalition for’peaceful resolution’ in Middle East

Last updated on September 21, 2019

Iran’s foreign ministry on Friday contested U.S. plans for a coalition to get a”peaceful resolution” from the Middle East while record replicated Iranian diplomatic initiatives.

,” Mohammad Javad Zarif said in an announcement on Twitter, also recorded eight diplomatic initiatives from Iran since 1985, including a peace strategy for Yemen in 2015, along with even a regional non-aggression pact for its Gulf area suggested earlier this season.

The United States said on Thursday that it had been constructing a coalition to discourage Iranian threats after a weekend attack on Saudi Arabian petroleum centers.

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo explained the United States had been trying to construct a”coalition aimed at achieving peace and a peaceful resolution.”

In a different tweet, Zarif accused the United States of distributing petroleum over individuals in the Middle East, before leaving for New York for the yearly gathering of world leaders in the United Nations next week, state press said.

“Retaliatory Yemeni attack on petroleum storage tanks unacceptable” act of war,” he added, concerning Sept. 14 attacks on petroleum infrastructure that Pompeo knew as an”act of war” from the world’s biggest petroleum exporter.

Iran denies involvement in the attacks, which Tehran claims were completed by Yemen’s Iran-aligned Houthi team that has claimed responsibility for them.

Zarif left for New York early Friday, Iranian state television said, following Iran’s U.N. mission affirmed that the United States had issued visas letting President Hassan Rouhani and Zarif attend the United Nations, General Assembly.

Zarif has warned Trump from being dragged into a war in the Middle East and stated it would satisfy any offensive actions with an overwhelming response.

Pompeo explained that Trump, who’s arranged more sanctions on Iran, needs a peaceful solution to the crisis. Under present U.S. sanctions, Tehran is banned from petroleum exports.

Pompeo failed to provide specifics about the coalition suggested by the USA.

The USA has, nevertheless, been attempting to make an international maritime safety alliance because of strikes on oil tankers in the Gulf.