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Iran's Zarif says U.S. plotting to fabricate war pretext - Twitter

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Iran's Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif speaks at the presidential palace in Baabda, Lebanon August 14, 2020. Dalati Nohra/Handout via REUTERS/File Photo

DUBAI, Dec 31 (Reuters) - Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif accused the United States on Thursday of trying to fabricate a pretext for attacking Iran, and vowed Tehran would defend itself even though it does not seek war

"(President) @realDonaldTrump & cohorts waste billions to fly B52s & send armadas to OUR region. Intelligence from Iraq indicate plot to FABRICATE pretext for war," Zarif said in a tweet.

"Iran doesn't seek war but will OPENLY & DIRECTLY defend its people, security & vital interests", he wrote.

Reporting by Dubai newsroom; Editing by Jon Boyle

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