Tehran 0
12 December 2018

Iran's deputy UN envoy told the Security Council that Secretary Pompeo's speech to the body "was another series of lies, fabrications, disinformation and deceptive statements by the U.S.", and added that "for the first time in the UN's history, a permanent member of this Council is blatantly punishing UN members not for violating, rather, for complying with a Security Council resolution". He went on to urge the Council to "strongly condemn the U.S. for re-imposing its illegal sanctions against Iranians". Foreign Minister Javad also weighed in on Secretary Pompeo's speech, referring to it as the "latest mockery" of the Security Council.

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