News ID: 254763
Published: 0311 GMT June 23, 2019

Zarif: B-Team tried to trap Trump into war with Iran

Zarif: B-Team tried to trap Trump into war with Iran

Iran gives evidence of US drone aggression in May

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif in a message on Sunday provided more evidence with regards to the US recent drone aggression to Iran's airspace, saying that economic terrorism brings tension.

Zarif also said that US President Donald Trump was moments away from being trapped into a war by the B-Team, which was yet another conspiracy by the anti-Iran hawks against Tehran, according to IRNA.

"More evidence—including encroachment of a MQ9 spy drone on 5/26, speedboat purchases & phone calls planning to attribute ship attacks to Iran—indicate #B Team was moments away from trapping @realDonaldTrump into a war," Mohammad Javad Zarif twitted on Sunday.

The so-called B-Team refers to a group including US National Security Advisor John Bolton – an Iran hawk, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, and Saudi Crown Prince Mohammad Bin Salman and crown prince of Abu Dhabi Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan.

The top Iranian official noted that the recent intrusion into Iranian airspace by a US drone as well as "speedboat purchases and phone calls planning" were pieces of evidence that showed the attack on oil tankers in Sea of Oman was a false flag to put the blame on Iran.

Zarif also in an answer to the US officials who said prudence prevented the US from retaliation against Iran said the tension will continue to exist as long as the ongoing economic terrorism by the United States is still there.

“Prudence prevented it, but #EconomicTerrorism brings tension,” Zarif added.

At the early hours of Thursday, the Islamic Revolution Guard Corps (IRGC) shot down an American spy drone, identified as RQ-4 Global Hawk that had violated Iranian airspace in Hormuzgan Province, south of the country.

The intruding drone was shot by Iran’s homegrown air defense missile system “Khordad-3rd”.















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