Iran Accuses US of «Shamelessly Threatening» Russia with Nuclear Weapons

05.02.2018 12:13

Iran accused the US of threatening Russia with new atomic weapons, after the Trump administration published a document outlining plans to expand its nuclear capabilities in order to deter others. In a televised speech on Sunday, Iranian president Hassan Rouhani said: «The Americans are shamelessly threatening Russia with a new atomic weapon».

«The same people who supposedly believe that using weapons of mass destruction is a crime against humanity is talking about new weapons to threaten or use against rivals», he added.

In addition Iranian foreign minister Mohammad Javad Zarif earlier warned in a tweet that the US policy risked «bringing humankind closer to annihilation». Top-diplomat also said: «Trump's obduracy in killing the JCPOA (Iran's nuclear deal with world powers) stems from dangerous imprudence».

Recall that Russia's foreign ministry said it was very disappointed by the document, which, it said, has a confrontational feel and anti-Russian orientation.