Azerbaijan, Baku, Oct. 1 / Trend, N. Umid
Iranian Foreign Minister, Mohammad Javad Zarif accused Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu of lying about Iran's nuclear program, Iranian State IRINN TV reported.
"The Israelis have claimed for 22 years that Iran will have nuclear weapons within six months," Zarif said, adding that the international community should respond to Netanyahu's lies.
He went on to note that the world should understand the truth and not permit Netanyahu to insult the intelligence of the international community.
The Israeli Prime Minister vowed to "tell the truth" about Iran's nuclear program as he flew to the US on Sunday to meet US President Barack Obama and address the United Nations.
He warned the United State not to trust Iran's "smiles."
Netanyahu urged the Obama on Monday to keep sanctions in place against Iran and to even tighten them if Tehran continues its nuclear advances during a coming round of negotiations with the West.
Seeking to ease Israeli concerns about US diplomatic engagement with Iran, Obama said Tehran must prove its sincerity with actions, not just words, and vowed to keep all options on the table, including the possibility of a military response.
Iran's FM accused Israel of having nuclear weapons.
Zarif also criticized "impolite deals" inside Iran during last days, in particular, protests against Iranian president Hassan Rouhani after his arrival to Tehran on Saturday.
On September 28, Iranian media outlets informed that some 100 IRGC volunteer students protested against the position Iranian President Hassan Rouhani demonstrated in New York.
The protesters threw shoes at Rouhani at the Tehran International Airpo
Zarif vowed that Iran's foreign Policy will be directed by Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei`s principles.
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