|11 September, 2019

Iran's Zarif says U.S. "thirst for war" should go with Bolton -Tweet

Trump fires foreign policy hawk Bolton, citing strong disagreements

U.S. National Security Advisor John Bolton speaks during a graduation ceremony at the U.S. Coast Guard Academy in New London, Connecticut, U.S., May 22, 2019.

U.S. National Security Advisor John Bolton speaks during a graduation ceremony at the U.S. Coast Guard Academy in New London, Connecticut, U.S., May 22, 2019.

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DUBAI - Iran's Foreign Minister Mohammed Javad Zarif slammed the United States on Wednesday for ordering new sanctions on Iran despite the departure of "warmonger-in-chief", U.S. National Security Advisor John Bolton.

"As the world ... was breathing a sigh of relief over ouster of #B_Team's henchman in the White House, (Washington) declared further escalation of #EconomicTerrorism (sanctions) against Iran," Zarif tweeted. "Thirst for war —maximum pressure— should go with the warmonger-in-chief (Bolton)."

Zarif has often said that a so-called "B-team" including Bolton could goad the U.S. president into a conflict with Tehran.

(Reporting by Dubai Newsroom; Editing by Catherine Evans) ((Tuqa.Khalid@thomsonreuters.com; +971521047568;))

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