US President Donald Trump and Iran’s foreign minister Mohammad Javad Zarif (Image: GETTY)
The country’s foreign minister Mohammad Javad Zarif described the group as the ‘B-Team’ and blasted the men for attempting to isolate Iran. While speaking at the Asia Society in New York, Mr Zarif said the consisted of White House national security adviser John Bolton, Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu, United Arab Emirates president Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan and Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman. According to Newsweek, he told the audience: “I think there’s cause to be concerned.
“I doubt that President Trump wants conflict, he ran on a campaign promise and it seems to me that he’s very careful to at least try to implement his campaign promises, he ran on a campaign promise not to waste another $7trillion in our region in order to make the situation only worse, so I guess he wants to stick to that promise.
“If he wants to push Iran into accepting a new deal that would be selling our dignity then he won’t be able to do it, and then Plan B of the B-Team will come into play.
“I believe that the B-Team does not have the same plan as President Trump does. President Trump has a plan, but he’s being lured not into a plan but a plot, which will cost another $7trillion and an even greater disaster.”
Relations between the US and Iran have long been strained since the 1979 Islamic Revolution.
White House national security adviser John Bolton and Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu (Image: GETTY)
Mr Zarif’s comments came after Trump’s administration made the shock move to label Iran’s Revolutionary Guard a terrorist organisation.
Trump moved further with his plans to stifle Iran’s foreign trade after cancelling waivers allowing countries to buy oil.
The move angered the country and Ayatollah Ali Khamenei.
Those countries were China, Greece, India, Italy, Japan, South Korea, Taiwan and Turkey.
United Arab Emirates president Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan and Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salma (Image: GETTY)
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said: “We have made our demands very clear to the Ayatollah and his cronies.
“End your pursuit of nuclear weapons.
“Stop testing and proliferating ballistic missiles.
“Stop sponsoring and committing terrorism.
“Halt the arbitrary detention of US citizens.”