Zarif: Bolton failed to lure Trump into war, turning his ‘venom’ against UK

Zarif said on Sunday that US National Security Adviser John Bolton is “turning his venom against the UK.” (File photo: AP)

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said on Sunday that US National Security Adviser John Bolton is “turning his venom against the UK” after failing to “lure Trump into [the] War of the Century].”

On his official Twitter account, he added that only “prudence and foresight” could alleviate tensions between his country and Britain after Tehran's seizure of a British-flagged oil tanker.

“Only prudence and foresight can thwart such ploys.”

Britain has called Iran's capture of the Stena Impero in the Strait of Hormuz on Friday a “hostile act.” Tehran for weeks has vowed to retaliate for the seizure of its Grace 1 oil tanker by British forces for violating European Union sanctions on Syria.

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