Israel may try to provoke war with attacks on US forces in Iraq - Iran's Zarif

'Be careful of a trap,' Zarif tweets at Trump, saying 'any fireworks will backfire badly'

Reuters January 02, 2021
Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif. PHOTO: AFP/FILE


Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif on Saturday accused Israel of trying to provoke a war by planning attacks on US forces in Iraq.

“New intelligence from Iraq indicate that Israeli agent-provocateurs are plotting attacks against Americans — putting an outgoing (President Donald) Trump in a bind with a fake casus belli (act justifying war),” Zarif said in a tweet.

“Be careful of a trap, @realDonaldTrump. Any fireworks will backfire badly,” Zarif wrote.


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