Zarif Decries US Hypocrisy after Report of Nuclear Venture in Saudi Arabia
TEHRAN (Tasnim) – Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif denounced the US government’s hypocrisy after a new report that Washington is rushing to transfer sensitive nuclear power technology to Saudi Arabia.
In a post on his Twitter account on Wednesday, Zarif highlighted the US government’s false concerns about the situation of human rights in Iran or Tehran’s nuclear program.
“Day by day it becomes clearer to the world what was always clear to us: neither human rights nor a nuclear program have been the real concern of the US,” he noted.
Pointing to the US silence on the killing of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi by the Al Saud regime, Zarif wrote, “First a dismembered journalist; now illicit sale of nuclear technology to Saudi Arabia fully expose US Hypocrisy.”
A new congressional report has found that the US has plans to transfer sensitive nuclear power technology to Saudi Arabia.
A Democratic-led House panel has launched an inquiry over concerns about the White House plan to build nuclear reactors across the kingdom.
Whistleblowers told the panel it could destabilize the Middle East by boosting nuclear weapons proliferation.