Iran's Zarif: 'Risk of War With Israel Is Great'

Sunday, 17 February, 2019 - 13:15
Asharq Al-Awsat

Iran's foreign minister accused Israel of looking for war and warned that its behaviour and that of the United States was increasing the chances of a clash.

"Certainly, some people are looking for war ... Israel," Mohammad Javad Zarif said at the Munich Security Conference, Reuters reported.

"The risk (of war) is great. The risk will be even greater if you continue to turn a blind eye to severe violations of international law," he added.

Israel recently announced launching attacks against Iranian targets in Syria.

Zarif added that Europe's mechanism to trade with Tehran fell short and that France, Britain and Germany needed to do more to show their commitment to the 2015 nuclear deal with Iran.

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