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US Arm Sales Turning Middle East into ‘Tinderbox’: Zarif

Al-Manar | December 8, 2018

Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said on Saturday that the United States is selling arms into the Middle East which were beyond the region’s needs, turning it into a “tinderbox”.

“The level of arms sales by the Americans is unbelievable and much beyond regional needs and this points to the very dangerous policies followed by the Americans,” IRNA reported Zarif as saying on the sidelines of the 2nd Speakers’ Conference with participation of Iran, Afghanistan, Turkey, Pakistan, China and Russia in Tehran.

He added that the US policy has brought many modern destructive weapons to the region, which have given no help to establishment of regional peace and security.

Asked about US accusations against Iran regarding missiles, the foreign minister said that the American officials spare no effort to interrupt relations between Iran and Europe, “so they resort to baseless allegations these days.”

“They [American officials] try to distort the regional issues.”

“We’ve read in the American media that the US arms are in hands of Al Qaeda in Yemen and ISIL in Syria, and this is a danger threatening our region,” Zarif said.

The top Iranian diplomat stressed meanwhile, that the US has been isolated in the world.

The US “has entered [trade] war with China and even arrested a senior Huawei executive. This indicates US frustration rather than its power.”

December 8, 2018 - Posted by | Militarism | ,


  1. Right, the US is doing it. Let’s go with that then, although Iran is just being polite and politically correct for whatever reason that I don’t fathom.

    Comment by tsisageya | December 8, 2018 | Reply

  2. Either way, stop the US, stop Israel. And vice versa, I imagine.

    Comment by tsisageya | December 8, 2018 | Reply

    • Their “allies” are becoming fewer and fewer, I’ll tell you that for free.

      Comment by tsisageya | December 8, 2018 | Reply

      • Maybe the US military can hire all the “undocumented aliens” to man their tanks and guns and stuff.

        When regular soldiers see how they’ve been used by J***/corporations and they join the side of US citizens, the J***/corporations can use undocumented/illegal aliens to wage war against the American people!

        GREAT IDEA!

        Comment by tsisageya | December 8, 2018 | Reply

  3. (Sorry. I told myself not to speak.)

    Comment by tsisageya | December 8, 2018 | Reply

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