Iran’s Zarif Urges Trump to Base His Foreign Policy on Facts
TEHRAN (Tasnim) – Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif advised US President Donald Trump to base his foreign policy decisions on “facts” rather than “Fox News headlines”.
“@realdonaldtrump is better advised to base his foreign policy comments & decisions on facts, rather than @FoxNews headlines or his Farsi translators,” Zarif tweeted on Sunday.
In his post, he also incorporated an excerpt from his Friday interview with Der Spiegel, where he was asked about the possibility of negotiations following the US assassination of Iran’s prominent anti-terror commander Lt. General Qassem Soleimani.
The tweet came after Trump rejected the possibility of talks with Iran following Zarif's interview with the German magazine, where he said Tehran is open to negotiations with Washington on the condition that all sanctions are lifted.
Trump took to Twitter on Saturday and wrote in both English and Persian languages that “Iranian Foreign Minister says Iran wants to negotiate with the United States but wants sanctions removed. @FoxNews @OANN No Thanks!”