The foreign minister’s comments on Monday morning appear to be building to a crescendo that could indicate Iran intends to retaliate.
Iran’s Foreign Ministry spokesman Saeed Khatibzadeh said promoting “civilizational, historical and cultural” affinities with Central Asian states has been among Iran’s priorities.
In the wide-ranging discussion Zarif argued that power is shifting in the world from the West to Asia.
For years, Turkey would say one thing to Moscow and Tehran while telling Washington’s Iran hawks that Turkey was “against Russia and Iran.”
"All our steps (to breach the deal) are reversible...The move on Feb. 23 is not abandoning the deal," Zarif said in a televised interview with Iran's English Language Press TV.
In a Monday night interview with CNN, Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif made his latest shift.
Ankara has pivoted in the last several years to work with Russia and Iran, fueled by the Trump administration which worked closely with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.
Ties between Tehran and Washington worsened under the administration of former President Donald Trump, who in 2018 withdrew from Iran's 2015 nuclear deal with world powers and reimposed sanctions.
Biden "can begin by removing all sanctions imposed since Trump assumed office and seek to re-enter and abide by the 2015 nuclear deal," Iranian Foreign Minister Zarif writes.
The dog whistle claiming that Israel will be behind “false flag” attacks in Iran to bring the US and Iran to war is part of this history of blaming Jews for conflicts.