Iran's Zarif describes oil tanker attacks near Strait of Hormuz as suspicious
Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif reacted with suspicion to reported attacks on two tankers in the Gulf of Oman. "Reported attacks on Japan-related tankers occurred while [Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe] was meeting with Ayatollah [Ali Khamenei] for extensive and friendly talks," Zarif wrote. "Suspicious doesn't begin to describe what likely transpired this morning."
The Iranian foreign minister has described the reported attack on oil tankers near the Strait of Hormuz as suspicious, since it occurred during a meeting between Japan's prime minister and Iran's supreme leader.
Mohammad Javad Zarif made the comment in a tweet on Thursday: "Suspicious doesn't begin to describe what likely transpired this morning."
He didn't elaborate.
Zarif described the talks between Shinzo Abe and Ayatollah Ali Khamenei as "extensive and friendly."
However, Khamenei said Iran would never negotiate with the U.S. and said that while his country didn't seek nuclear weapons, "America could not do anything" to stop Iran if it did.