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Iran tensions

Iranian foreign minister slams US for 'ignorance and arrogance'

Zarif says war against Islamic State hampered by Soleimani killing

Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif slams Trump on Jan. 15 at the Raisina Dialogue in New Delhi, which gathers foreign policy makers and strategic analysts from countries. (Nikkei Montage/ Source photos by Reuters and AP) 

NEW DELHI -- Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif on Wednesday lashed out at the U.S. saying that its "ignorance and arrogance" has fueled mayhem, as tensions build in the Middle East following the assassination of General Qassem Soleimani.

He said the U.S. is unable to assess situations from perspectives other than its own. "When they assassinated a revered general in Iraq violating Iraqi sovereignty, they thought... that people will be dancing in the streets of Tehran and Baghdad," Zarif said at the annual Raisina Dialogue held in Delhi and hosted by the Observer Research Foundation in collaboration with India's Ministry of External Affairs.

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