Iran’s Zarif: B-Team Moving to Sabotage Diplomacy
TEHRAN (Tasnim) – Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif rejected US claims that Tehran is involved in reported attacks on two oil tankers in the Sea of Oman and said the B team - Bolton, Bin Salman, Bin Zayed and "Bibi" - is moving to a “PlanB: Sabotage diplomacy”.
“That the US immediately jumped to make allegations against Iran—w/o a shred of factual or circumstantial evidence—only makes it abundantly clear that the #B_Team is moving to a #PlanB: Sabotage diplomacy—including by @AbeShinzo—and cover up its #EconomicTerrorism against Iran,” Zarif said on his official Twitter account on Friday.
“I warned of exactly this scenario a few months ago, not because I'm clairvoyant, but because I recognize where the #B_Team is coming from,” he added in his tweet.
The tweet came after US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo blamed the Islamic Republic for attacks on the two oil tankers.
On Thursday, the Iranian maritime rescue forces evacuated the crew of two large oil tankers hit by two successive blasts in the Sea of Oman.
A total of 44 sailors are believed to have been transferred to Iran's port city of Jask in the southern province of Hormozgan.
The incident took place while Japan’s visiting prime minister was holding a meeting with Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyed Ali Khamenei in Tehran.
Abe arrived in Tehran on Wednesday and became the first Japanese leader to visit Iran in more than 4 decades.