Publish date7 Aug 2019 - 11:35
Story Code : 433285

Iran’s Zarif censures US legacy of targeting civilians alive since Hiroshima

Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said in tweeter message marking the anniversary of nuclear bombing of Japan’s Hiroshima calling that the legacy of United States in targeting the civilian lives and turning to the only country dropping nuclear bomb.
Iran’s Zarif censures US legacy of targeting civilians alive since Hiroshima
“74 yrs after US became first & ONLY regime to deploy a nuclear weapon—on a city, designed to maximize casualties—it is STILL targeting civilians,” Zarif tweeted on Tuesday.

On August 6, 1945, an American B-29 bomber dropped its atomic payload over the Japanese port city of Hiroshima, ultimately killing 140,000 people.

Three days later, a second US nuclear attack on Nagasaki
killed another 70,000 people.

“This time, [the US is targeting civilians] with Economic Terrorism, violating a historic nuclear deal & punishing those who seek to adhere to it,” Zarif added.
 
The US left the nuclear agreement, officially known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), last May. The deal had been inked between Tehran and six world states — the US, the UK, France, Russia, China, and Germany — in 2015 and was later endorsed by a UN Security Council resolution.

Washington then returned the sanctions that had been lifted by the accord and has been trying to persuade the remaining signatories into leaving the JCPOA in violation of Security Council Resolution 2231.

It has also threatened sanctions against the countries and entities that continue trading with Iran, particularly in energy sector, in defiance of unilateral American bans.

Tehran calls the American bans instruments of “economic terrorism,” saying such restrictive measures amount to “crime against humanity.”
 
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