Iranian FM: ‘Bipolar’ U.S. Suffering ‘Cognitive Disorder’ on Iran

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif speaks during a joint press conference with his French counterpart Laurent Fabius following their talks in Tehran on July 29, 2015. Fabius's visit to Iran comes after the conclusion of a landmark deal with the United States over the Islamic republic's controversial nuclear programme. …
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The Algemeiner reports: Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif on Friday reached for the language of behavioral psychology to denounce US policy toward the Tehran regime.

The US-educated Zarif — who is often presented as the intellectual face of the Islamic Republic — declared in a Twitter post that “Bipolar demonization of Iran as either ‘taking over MidEast’ or ‘fighting for survival’ indicates US cognitive disorder & demagoguery unleashed by collapse of America’s moral compass.”

Iran, he continued, “has been and always will be a stable, powerful & responsible regional actor.” Zarif was referring to what he regards as a contradiction in the US presentation of Iran’s rulers as lacking the support of the Iranian people as they assert themselves militarily and politically in Iraq, Syria, Lebanon, Yemen, and elsewhere in the Middle East.

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