Iran’s FM Javad Zarif has blasted France for its continuous support of “Saudi war criminals,” dismissing French counterpart Jean-Yves Le Drian’s claims that Tehran is building up nuclear weapons capacity as “absolute nonsense.”

The top Iranian diplomat took to Twitter on Sunday, sending an angry message to France’s foreign minister. Zarif signaled that Paris is in no position to lecture Tehran on anything, pointing fingers at French arms sales to Saudi Arabia – and getting quite personal with Le Drian as well.

“Dear colleague: You kick-started your cabinet career with arms sales to Saudi war criminals. Avoid absurd nonsense about Iran,” Zarif said, bringing up Riyadh’s campaign in Yemen, as well as the gruesome murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi at the Saudi consulate in Istanbul.

Reality check: YOU are destabilizing OUR region. Stop protecting criminals who chainsaw their critics and use YOUR arms to slaughter children in Yemen.

The furious remarks came in response to Le Drian’s interview with the Journal du Dimanche published on Saturday. While condemning the US stance on Tehran under President Donald Trump, the diplomat unequivocally accused Iran of heading towards nuclear weapons production. (RT)