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Zarif: US Should Be Held Accountable for Crimes Against Humanity

“Today, we and our partners across the globe will ensure that our people are least affected by this indiscriminate assault,” Zarif said, in reference to US sanctions
Zarif: US Should Be Held Accountable for Crimes Against HumanityZarif: US Should Be Held Accountable for Crimes Against Humanity

Foreign Minister Mohammed Javad Zarif said on Thursday that Washington should be held responsible for “crimes against humanity,” dismissing his US counterpart’s claim that the leadership in Tehran is to blame for the challenges facing Iranians and Yemenis. 
“[The] US is accountable for crimes against humanity re Iran & Yemen,” Zarif wrote on his official Twitter account, in reference to America’s anti-Iran sanctions and its support for the Saudi-led military coalition against war-torn Yemen.  
In an interview with BBC Persian on Wednesday, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo accused Iran of arming Yemen’s Houthi group—a charge Tehran denies—and said the challenge in the Arab country is “in large part the responsibility of the Iranian leadership.” 
“Iran causes death and destruction inside of Yemen and does nothing to prevent the starvation, and the Saudis provide millions and millions of dollars—as do the Emiratis—to mitigate this risk and this harm,” the chief US diplomat claimed. 
 

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