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Zarif has accused Pompeo of lies because of the words about Russian planes

The Minister of foreign Affairs of Iran Mohammad Javad Zarif has accused US Secretary of state Mike Pompeo in an attempt to mislead the public, misleading words about the Russian and Chinese aircraft on duty from Tehran.

Earlier, the us diplomat wrote on Twitter that the United States will not allow the lifting of the arms embargo against Iran, because this will give Iran the ability to buy including Russian and Chinese weapons, resulting in "Europe and Asia can be under the eye of Iran."

"The Secretary of state Pompeo is so desperately trying to enter the world of the misconception that asserts – with the advent of October, Iran will acquire fighter jets," wrote Zarif on Twitter.

However, the Minister drew attention to another issue of the publication Pompeo: U.S. Secretary of state supplied a post card, which shows to which countries will be able to fly the Chinese J-10 and Russian su-30SM from Iran. The chart shows that the su-30 can operate from Germany in the North-West to Sri Lanka in the South-East of Iran.

"After this (the purchase of the aircraft Iran - ed.) will send them at maximum range. Perhaps he (Pompeo - ed.) can answer, then they will return to Iran, having spent all the fuel," added Zarif, accompanied by a publication with the tag "shameless".

Earlier, the US introduced in the UN security Council a draft resolution on the extension of the arms embargo against Iran, which expires this fall.

In may, Russian foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov sent a letter to UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres in which he mentioned that high-ranking officials of the US state Department promoted the idea of the introduction of the line of perpetual security Council arms embargo against Iran and the use of the mechanisms provided for in the resolution 2231, which regulated the establishment of a Joint comprehensive plan of action. The Russian Minister stressed that the objective grounds to raise the question of the arms embargo against Iran no. He recalled that "the licensing order supplies" to Iran of military equipment were of a temporary nature - it was made to run achieved in 2015, arrangements that it is now irrelevant. Lavrov stressed that the application of restrictions on arms supplies to Iran after 18 October 2020 "was never intended, and there is no legal or other reason to reconsider this understanding."