Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Iran to North Korea: Don’t Trust ‘Habitual Deal-Breaker-in-Chief’

Iran to North Korea: Don’t Trust ‘Habitual Deal-Breaker-in-Chief’

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif
Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif
Just hours before US President Donald Trump was to meet North Korea’s supreme leader, Iran warned that before any deals are made, Kim Jong Un should be aware that Washington is known for breaking agreements.
Emphasizing Tehran’s distrust, Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif referred to Trump as the “habitual Deal-Breaker-in-Chief” in a tweet on Monday without explicitly mentioning any names.
“While the G7 were busy fighting among themselves in Quebec—and unsuccessfully trying to appease the habitual Deal-Breaker-in-Chief—the #SCO Summit in Qingdao illustrated something altogether different: respectful cooperation among nations committed to multilateralism,” Zarif tweeted.
Earlier on Monday, a spokesman for Iran’s Foreign Ministry said during a weekly briefing with reporters Monday that Iran views the Trump-Kim summit with “great pessimism.”
North Korean Supreme Leader Kim Jong Un should know that the US has a history of “quitting treaties and violating their commitments” before trusting Washington, the ministry said.
Source: Agencies