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January 3, 2019 2:09 pm

Top US Diplomat Accuses Iranian Foreign Minister of Hypocrisy in New Year’s Tweet

avatar by Benjamin Kerstein

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif. Photo: Reuters / Francois Lenoir.

US Ambassador to Germany Richard Grenell has called out Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif online, accusing him of hypocrisy in a New Year’s tweet.

Zarif tweeted, “Wishing everyone across the globe — from all races, religions and ethnicities — a happy, healthy and peaceful New Year.”

“Let us all resolve to ensure that no innocent man, woman or child is killed or starved due to conflict, terror, aggression and coercion in 2019,” Zarif added.

Grenell retweeted Zarif, with the comment, “From the Regime who pushes gays off buildings, plans terrorist attacks in Europe & won’t allow their people free access to the internet. #fakewishes #sanctionsareworking.”

Grenell is openly gay and has been active in diplomacy and Republican politics for two decades. He served as the US spokesman at the United Nations for seven years during the George W. Bush administration.

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