Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif says Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is lying about Tehran’s nuclear program.
“We’ve seen nothing but lies from Netanyahu which are meant to deceive the global public opinion,” he told reporters in New York on Monday.
“For 22 years the Zionist regime (Israel) has been claiming that Iran will have a nuclear bomb within six months. After all this time the world should realize that these are lies.”
Iran’s foreign minister is currently in New York for the annual session of the UN General Assembly.
Zarif also described Netanyahu as the most isolated political figure in the United Nations.
“We must not allow those who have slaughtered the Palestinian nation over the past 60 years, and their atomic weapons pose a threat to the region and the world, to blackmail the international community in the name of disarmament and human rights,” the Iranian diplomat said.
He added that Israel must not get a chance to insult the world public intelligence and carry out its inhumane policies.
Zarif emphasized that Iran will not allow warmongering groups to use trumped-up charges to pursue their heinous objectives.