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Iran minister criticizes Trump for focusing on Iran at UN

UNITED NATIONS — Iran’s foreign minister is accusing President Donald Trump of abusing the U.S. presidency of the Security Council this month by holding a meeting on Iran during the annual gathering of world leaders at the U.N. in late September.

Mohammad Javad Zarif responded in a tweet Wednesday to U.S. Ambassador Nikki Haley’s announcement Tuesday that Trump will chair a meeting to address “violations of international law and general instability Iran sows throughout the entire Middle East region.”

She accused Iran of supporting terrorism and destabilizing activities in Lebanon, Yemen and Syria.

Zarif tweeted that Trump “plans to abuse presidency of SC to divert a session — item devoted to Palestine for 70 yrs — to blame Iran for horrors US & clients have unleashed across M.E. (Middle East).”