‘If Kafka were around…’: Iran’s FM ridicules US ‘snapback’ of UN sanctions, needles Trump for anti-Covid ‘disinfectant’ remark

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The same people who touted injecting disinfectant to treat Covid-19 are now threatening to trigger UN sanctions under the 2015 nuclear deal they brushed aside, the Iranian FM said, taking a swipe at Trump’s notorious remarks.

“Those who muse about injecting disinfectant to ‘clean’ coronavirus, also argue that they are a ‘participant’ in a UN Security Council Resolution endorsing a deal that they long ago ‘ceased participating’ in,” Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif wrote on Twitter, citing American officials’ own words.

The tweet hit back at a salvo of threats fired off by Brian Hook, the US special representative for Iran. His Wall Street Journal op-ed explicitly pledged to “snap back” United Nations sanctions – lifted after Iran signed the 2015 nuclear deal – if the Security Council doesn’t renew an arms embargo limiting Tehran’s weapons imports.

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