Mohammad Javad Zarif
Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif had requested a visa to come to address the United Nations Security Council.
“Americans have to realize that warmongering and warmongers are not to their benefit,” the Iranian president said in televised remarks.
European leaders have struggled to calm the deepening confrontation between Iran and the United States since Trump pulled out of the 2015 nuclear deal.
Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif, who is under U.S. sanctions, was invited to the gathering by France's foreign minister.
A divide in the Trump administration is producing nonsensical policies, say former officials and experts.
The move against Javad Zarif threatens the chances of diplomacy to reduce tensions between the U.S. and the Islamic Republic.
It's a major departure from the 2015 nuclear deal, a year after the U.S. unilaterally withdrew from the accord.
At the root of the recent spike in tensions appears to be Trump’s decision a year ago to pull out of the nuclear deal.
The country's foreign minister skewered Trump for his "shameful" statement supporting Saudi Arabia.
“We have to preserve this agreement so we don’t have to negotiate a new agreement,” the EU's energy chief said.