FILE PHOTO: Iranian Ambassador to the United Nations Majid Takht-Ravanchi speaks to the media outdoors Safety Council chambers on the U.N. headquarters in New York, U.S., June 24, 2019. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton
DUBAI (Reuters) – Iran’s ambassador to the United Nations dismissed as “unbelievable” what he stated was President Donald Trump’s name for cooperation given Washington was imposing sanctions on Tehran, Iran’s state information company IRNA reported on Thursday.
Majid Takht Ravanchi, in what gave the impression to be Iran’s first official response to Trump’s deal with after an Iranian missile assault on Iraqi bases housing U.S. troops, was quoted as saying Washington had “initiated a brand new collection of escalation and animosity with Iran” by killing an Iranian normal on Jan. 3.
Reporting by Ghaida Ghantous; Modifying by Edmund Blair