<> on June 27, 2017 in Berlin, Germany.

US ‘cannot expect to stay safe’: Iran FM

Iran’s foreign minister has warned the US that it “cannot expect to stay safe” after launching what he described as an economic war against Tehran.

A stern-faced Mohammad Javad Zarif offered a series of threats over the ongoing tensions gripping the Persian Gulf.

The crisis takes root in President Donald Trump’s decision over a year ago to withdraw America from Iran’s 2015 nuclear deal with world powers. Trump also reinstated tough sanctions on Iran, targeting its oil sector.

“Mr. Trump himself has announced that the US has launched an economic war against Iran,” Zarif said.

“The only solution for reducing tensions in this region is stopping that economic war.”

Zarif also warned: “Whoever starts a war with us will not be the one who finishes it.”

Iran has warned it will resume enriching uranium closer to weapons-grade levels.

Read the article in The Australian (AP).