Iranian Foreign Minister calls on PM Modi amid tensions in Middle East

Iran's Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif looks on during a meeting with Russia's Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov in Moscow Russia

Iranian Foreign Minister Zarif Warns US to Avoid Committing ‘One Mistake After Another’ in Mideast REUTERS EVGENIA NOVOZHENINA

In an address at the Raisina Dialogue, he hit out at the Trump adminstration for killing of Soleimani and attributed the action as a "sad reflection of a serious problem in Washington's thinking". We are not interested in negotiating with the US.

After pulling out of the Iran deal, the United States slapped sanctions back on Iran and has gradually increased its "maximum pressure" campaign targeting the Islamic Republic's revenues from oil, mining and other industries.

"I had a US deal and the USA broke it".

Trump said in a tweet he agreed with Johnson for a "Trump deal". "Saudi Arabia spent $67 billion on its military previous year, our total was $16 billion, so we are all for cutting down in military expenditure and arms control which can be part of the package we call "hope" because we need hope in the region".

"We need to get rid of this dispair of young people in the region looking at an unclear future, that has to change", he said.

Iran incurred hundreds of billions of dollars in damages because of current tensions, Zarif said.

Speaking at an event in Delhi, Zarif launched a tirade against the U.S., saying that only President Donald Trump, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and ISIS are celebrating the death of Soleimani.

The deliberations between them come amid the global focus on Iran and the U.S. over the confrontation between the two countries following the killing of Iranian Major General Qasem Soleimani.

Zarif elaborated on the recent developments in Iran and its extended neighbourhood following Quds Force chief Major General Qasem Soleimani's assassination by the USA, and said it reflected a very serious problem in America's thinking on the region.

Over a dozen missiles were launched last week targeting at least two Iraqi military bases hosting U.S. military and coalition personnel at Al-Assad and Irbil, in Iraq.

Zarif said Iran had sent a message to Washington through Swiss mediators on the night of the missile strike, calling it an act of self-defence in response to Soleimani's killing.

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