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Iranian Foreign Minister: US Turned Middle East Into “Gunpowder Depot”


On March 5, French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian arrived Iran to discuss the 2015 nuclear agreement with President Hassan Rouhani, Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif and other top officials.

However, the French diplomat immediately showed an official stance of his country accusing Teheran of “destabilizing” the Middle East hinting to the Iranian missile program as well as the country’s involvement in the conflicts in Syria, Iraq and Yemen.

The Iranian foreign minister responded saying that it is the US and its allies who are resnponsible for the current crisis in the region.

“The United States and other countries that have turned our region into a gunpowder depot by selling arms must stop such actions,” Zarif said, according to Iran’s IRNA news agency.

Zarif cointuned in his twitter account:

Iran has deep diplomatic and military contradictions over the situation in the Middle East with the US, Israel and their European allies. The recent escalation in Syria and Yemen as well as the stance of the US administration towards the Iran nuclear deal and the country’s ballistic missile program show that these contradictions will not likely be solved in any near future.



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  • Barba_Papa

    Charles De Gaulle is spinning like crazy in his grave, seeing how his successors have turned France from a proud independent country into a US military vassal.

  • Gregory Casey

    Would someone please explain the apparent “contradictions” in Iranian Policy for me? Iran is quite correct to excoriate US and European, including French flooding of the Middle East with hundreds of Billions of Dollars worth of military equipment and millions of deaths caused by use and abuse of the self-same military equipment by …….. let’s see ……… the Turks, the Saudis, Emirates, Egyptians, Libyans, Israelis, Iraqis and Qataris. The countries that have acted both rationally and with a modicum of common sense including fighting to defend their borders against extremist outsiders are Iran and Syria. It is long past time for Europe’s Arms manufacturers and suppliers (both legal and illegal suppliers) to actually stop peddling their wares in the Middle East ……… fact is that the economic benefits flowing from the manufacture and supply of Arms are far outweighed by the economic costs of spending on domestic security and on the welfare of refugees who have fled from the Middle East.

    • Garga

      You are right.
      I think the author’s proficiency in English language is worse than mine. He probably meant to say “Iran has deep…. conflict (or differences)…. with the US….” in the last paragraph.

      That happens when you translate an article word for word using a dictionary. ;)

    • Paul Barbara

      ‘..fact is that the economic benefits flowing from the manufacture and supply of Arms are far outweighed by the economic costs of spending on domestic security and on the welfare of refugees who have fled from the Middle East…’
      Ah, but…the profits of the arms trade go to the Corporations, whereas the costs of ‘Security’ are paid by the people’s taxes.
      So everyone’s happy, MP’s etc. with their bungs and Freebies, Arms Corporations, and lobbyists, with only the poor old taxpayer, and the victims of these arms, losing out big time.
      Go to hell, you Luciferian scumbags.

      • Gregory Casey

        I agree 100% with you

  • Cheryl Brandon

    Dam right; Iran has to defend 8 borders with countries including, some which are friendly/ some not so friendly and others treacherous and others enemies. So, why should USA go around stamping on the faces of Persians, just to help out with the YINNNON PLAN? Iran must stand firm. Get to FUCK out of USA!! Bloody barbarians|/troublemakers which have set the USA on fire which was initiated by Bush and Blair.

    • Gregory Casey

      Agreed 100%

  • Serious

    Iran is the free world !!!!

    France says that Iran is destabilize the Middle east but always remember about the old west tactic : the reverse accusation !!!


    • nshah

      Maybe that faggot should just entertained his mother cum wife..! And leave Iran and every other country alone..!