Con­fer­ence plan draws ire

Las Vegas Review-Journal - - WORLD -

TEHRAN, Iran — An­gered by U.S. Sec­re­tary of State Mike Pom­peo’s an­nounce­ment that Poland will host an in­ter­na­tional con­fer­ence on Iran in midfe­bru­ary, Ira­nian au­thor­i­ties on Sun­day sum­moned War­saw’s top diplo­mat in the coun­try and called off a Pol­ish film fes­ti­val.

The moves fol­lowed a tweet by Iran’s For­eign Min­is­ter Mo­ham­mad Javad Zarif who de­nounced the up­com­ing sum­mit as Amer­ica’s anti-iran “cir­cus.”

Iran said in a state­ment pro­vided to the of­fi­cial IRNA news agency that if the sum­mit goes ahead, Iran will re­sort to un­spec­i­fied “counter-ac­tion” to­ward Poland.

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