In Bulgaria, a senior Iranian diplomat cautions Europe against stepped-up attempts by the US to set up a coalition against Tehran, amid Washington’s plans to host an Iran-focused confab in Poland.
Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister for Political Affairs Abbas Araqchi made the remarks in a meeting with Bulgarian Member of the European Parliament Angel Dzhambazki in Sofia on Wednesday.
“Having failed to achieve its anti-Iran objectives on the United Nations’ stage, the US is now seeking to form a new coalition against Iran outside the UN’s framework,” said the official, warning, “The European countries should be vigilant in this regard.”
In an attempt to exert pressure on Iran, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced earlier this month that a so-called Middle East security conference would be held in the Polish capital, Warsaw, on February 13-14, with Iran high on the agenda.
Tehran condemned the confab as a “circus” and summoned Poland’s envoy to protest the European country’s plan to host the event.