Iran slams 'hypocrisy' of US-Saudi nuclear plans

TEHRAN, Iran — Iran's foreign minister has seized on a congressional report that the U.S. sought to share nuclear technology with Saudi Arabia, accusing Washington of ignoring the kingdom's human rights violations.

Mohammad Javad Zarif tweeted Wednesday: "First a dismembered journalist; now illicit sale of nuclear technology to Saudi Arabia fully expose #USHypocrisy."

He appeared to be referring to the report, released Tuesday, which said senior White House officials pushed a project to share nuclear power technology with Saudi Arabia despite the objections of ethics and national security officials. He also referred to the killing of writer Jamal Khashoggi by Saudi agents in October.

The Trump administration withdrew from a 2015 international agreement aimed at preventing Iran from getting nuclear weapons, saying it did not go far enough in restricting Tehran's nuclear activities.

You may also like these

Indian police detain 6 for New Year's Eve...

Jan 4, 2017

Police have detained at least six suspects days after outrage erupted in India over several women...

Indian court acquits actor Salman Khan of using...

Jan 18, 2017

An Indian court has acquitted top Bollywood star Salman Khan on a charge of using unlicensed...

India marks anniversary of post-independence...

Jan 26, 2017

India is celebrating the anniversary of the day its constitution came into effect with an elaborate...

Once-reviled scavenger bird now the pride of its...

Feb 9, 2017

The greater adjutant stork used to be an object of revulsion in northeast India; its fortunes may...

Debate rages in India on IVF for women over 50

May 25, 2017

Scores of women in India give birth at advanced ages with the help of a controversial doctor who...

Search
Broaden News

Sign up now!

Recent Discovery will take you to the captivating developments in science, technology, and the universe around us. We deliver to you the latest news, theories, and developments in the world of science.

Contact us: sales[at]recentdiscovery.com