Removing US from region will end 'wars and death': Javad Zarif

Removing US from region will end 'wars and death': Javad Zarif

Iran's Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said Trump committed a "stupid mistake by assassinating the greatest commander who stood in the face of terrorism" in the region.

Speaking in Tehran, he accused the US of basing its decisions on "miscalculations" and "misinterpretations" of the region, the outcome of which is deeply affecting the Middle East.

"Our region, because of the US' intervention … has become victim to the endless war," Zarif said.

"This pattern needs to be broken … These ongoing wars in the region, have provided a nesting ground for criminals," he said.

"Removing the US from western Asia is what will … end wars and death in this region."