TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran has dismissed Secretary of State Mike Pompeo’s provide to go to and handle the Iranian individuals as a “hypocritical gesture.”
Addressing Pompeo in remarks to reporters on Wednesday, International Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif mentioned “You needn’t come to Iran.” He recommended Pompeo as an alternative grant visas for Iranian reporters to journey to the U.S. and interview him, accusing him of getting rejected their requests.
On Monday, Pompeo tweeted: “We aren’t afraid of (Zarif) coming to America the place he enjoys the proper to talk freely. Are the information of the (Khamenei) regime so dangerous he can not let me do the identical factor in Tehran?” he mentioned, referring to Supreme Chief Ayatollah Ali Khamenei. “What if his individuals heard the reality, unfiltered, unabridged?”
U.S.-Iranian tensions have soared in latest months.