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Trump fake evidence, bid to promote Iranophobia at UNSC: Zarif

Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif says US President Donald Trump is resorting to “fake evidence” to spread Iranophobia.

“In the fake news department, Trump & Co. attempt to create an Iranphobic narrative at the UN Security Council — through winning and dining fake evidence provided by a warring neighbor,” Zarif said in a post on his official Twitter account on Monday, Press TV reported.

He added that such efforts would only seem acceptable to “the same desperate neighbor and its accomplices in war crimes,” in what was a clear reference to Saudi Arabia’s anti-Iran efforts.

Zarif’s comments came after the US president addressed a lunch meeting with members of the United Nations Security Council, accusing Iran once again of destabilizing the Middle East and providing Yemen’s Ansarullah fighters with ballistic missiles.

Earlier on Monday, a senior Iranian official rejected unfounded US accusations about the Islamic Republic providing Yemen’s Ansarullah fighters with ballistic missiles, saying Washington would never achieve any success in its “puppetry” against Tehran.

“They [US officials] directly accuse Iran of meddling in Yemen while they are indirectly denying the bravery, resistance and self-sacrifice of the Yemeni nation,” Ali Akbar Velayati, a senior advisor to Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei on international affairs, said in an interview with the IRIB on Monday.

He said the US, Saudi Arabia and the UAE would fail to solve any problem through leveling such accusations.

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