Zarif noted that saying Donald Trump’s assertion once again demonstrated his “ignorance” of the realities on the ground in Iran and the wider region.
In a Twitter message on Wednesday, Zarif noted that “Trump again confirms his ignorance of Iran & region. Everyone knows where he stands, and it’s certainly not with Iranians. His ‘virtuous’, ‘democratically- elected’ clients in our region may cheer, but not those on receiving the end of their tyranny & weapons, including Yemeni children.”
In his first State of the Union address to Congress on Tuesday, Trump claimed his foreign policy is focused on strengthening “friendships around the world” while “restoring clarity about our adversaries.”
Trump also boasted of his meddlesome stance on a wave of scattered riots that hit a number of Iranian towns and cities last month, saying, “I did not stay silent. America stands with the people of Iran in their courageous struggle for freedom.”
He also reiterated his hostile stance on the 2015 nuclear agreement between Iran and six world powers and said, “I am asking the Congress to address the fundamental flaws in the terrible Iran nuclear deal.”