Oct 1, 2018, 1:59 PM
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Israel policies 'not sustainable': Zarif

Tehran, Oct 1, IRNA – The policies of the Zionist regime will not be sustainable, said Iran's Minister of Foreign Affairs Mohammad-Javad Zarif.

'We believe the policies that are being pursued [by Israel] are not sustainable,' Zarif told a small group of reporters who met with him at the Iranian Mission in New York on Saturday, according to Axios website.

Talking about the ideal future for West Asia, Zarif described an idyllic regional neighborhood, one that 'doesn't have a dominant power.' It would be peaceful, with guaranteed security for all nations, including the Persian Gulf States and Iraq.

Answering the place of Israel in the Ideal future of the region, Zarif said, 'I decide not to' include Israel in this region.

Zarif’s comments came after the UN General Assembly exposed a growing split between America and Europe over the question of Iran, wrote Axios.

At the 73rd UNGA, the Europeans doubled down on their commitment to the Iran nuclear deal by announcing they would set up a special payment channel to let European companies keep dealing with Iran while ducking US sanctions.

Meanwhile, American and Israeli leaders spent the week torching Iran — from John Bolton warning Iran 'we will come after you' to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu claiming that his intelligence agents had found a 'secret atomic warehouse' in downtown Tehran.

Zarif also said that Netanyahu’s “secret atomic warehouse” was actually a laundromat for Persian rugs.

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