Iran’s foreign minister says Trump trying to fabricate pretext to attack Iran

DUBAI (Reuters) – Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif on Thursday charged U.S. President Donald Trump of endeavoring to manufacture a guise to assault Iran, and said Tehran would shield itself powerfully.

Independently, a military guide to Iran’s preeminent chief cautioned Trump “not to transform the New Year into grieving for Americans”.

Zarif said in a tweet: “Rather than battling Covid in US, @realDonaldTrump and accomplices squander billions to fly B52s and send naval forces to OUR area. Knowledge from Iraq show plot to FABRICATE appearance for war.”

The U.S. military flew two atomic competent B-52 aircraft to the Middle East in a message of prevention to Iran on Wednesday, yet the planes have since left the locale.

The Pentagon reported on Thursday that the Nimitz plane carrying warship, which was off the shore of Somalia, would make a beeline for it’s homeport. Already working in the Middle East, some U.S. authorities said the move could be seen an endeavor to decrease pressures in the locale.

Lately there has been expanded concern and carefulness about what Iranian-upheld powers may do in the number one spot up to the commemoration of a Jan. 3 U.S. drone strike in Iraq that slaughtered top Iranian general Qassem Soleimani, the authority said.

Washington accuses Iran-supported civilian army for customary rocket assaults on U.S. offices in Iraq, including close to the consulate. No known Iran-upheld bunches have guaranteed obligation.

Iran is planning to hold occasions denoting the commemoration of Soleimani’s murdering.

“Iran doesn’t look for war however will OPENLY and DIRECTLY guard its kin, security and crucial interests,” Zarif composed.

Hossein Dehghan, a military counsel to Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, said on Twitter: “I saw on the news that the Americans are on caution because of a paranoid fear of the retribution (over Soleimani’s slaughtering) and have flown two B-52 aircraft over the Persian Gulf”.

“All their army installations in the area are covered by our rockets. I exhort the White House evictee (Trump) not to transform the New Year into grieving for Americans,” said Dehghan, a previous safeguard serve.