Iran’s foreign minister Mohammad Javad Zarif reacted with abuse to the Obama-Netanyahu summit Monday when he addressed the UN Tuesday, accusing the US president of imposing illegal sanctions on his country and doing a “flip flop.” He was referring to Obama’s suggestion that sanctions brought Iran to the table.
“Pres. Obama's presumption that Iran is negotiating because of his illegal threats and sanctions is disrespectful of a nation, macho and wrong,” he wrote on Twitter. From the Israeli prime minister, said Zarif, we have seen nothing but lies, especially when he dismissed Tehran’s statements about Iran’s nuclear program as a “charm offensive.”
Netanyahu is scheduled to address the UN Assembly later Tuesday.