Iranian foreign minister alleges that Israel wants to instigate a war

By Celine Castronuovo *

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif on Saturday took to Twitter to warn President Trump to not be trapped by alleged attempts from Israel to provoke a war through attacks on U.S. forces.

The Trump administration has blamed Iran for regular rocket attacks on U.S. bases in Iraq, including near the U.S. Embassy, though no Iranian-backed group has claimed responsibility, Reuters reported.

“New intelligence from Iraq indicate that Israeli agent-provocateurs are plotting attacks against Americans—putting an outgoing Trump in a bind with a fake casus belli [act justifying war],” Zarif tweeted Saturday.

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