It pledged never to be the first to use nuclear weapons "under any circumstances".
Zarif's comments came three days after the Pentagon announced its plan to expand the nuclear capabilities of the USA in the face of a growing threat from Russian Federation.
"The Americans are shamelessly threatening Russian Federation with a new atomic weapon", said Iranian President Hassan Rouhani.
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"The same people who supposedly believe that using weapons of mass destruction is a crime against humanity. are talking about new weapons to threaten or use against rivals", he continued, according to Reuters.
Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif warned in a Twitter message that the USA policy document risked "bringing humankind closer to annihilation". "The Americans are shamelessly threatening Russian Federation with a new atomic weapon". "Russia's belief that limited nuclear first use, potentially including low yield weapons, can provide such an advantage is based, in part, on Moscow's perception that its greater number and variety of non-strategic nuclear systems provide a coercive advantage in crises and at lower levels of conflict". No wonder the Doomsday Clock is at its most risky since 1953.
On Sunday, the Chinese foreign ministry said that the U.S. should focus instead on promoting regional stability, and condemned a United States government report that listed Beijing as a potential nuclear enemy.
The Pentagon's nuclear review concluded that while arms control can advance American interests, "further progress is hard to envision", in light of what the USA considers Russia's aggression in Ukraine and violations of existing arms deals. Berlin would press "with its allies and partners" for further worldwide disarmament, he said.
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But Hong Kong's Hang Seng index dipped 0.1 percent to 32,843.20 and China's Shanghai Composite Index lost 0.9 percent to 3,449.93. Eight of the 11 major S&P indexes were lower, with the materials index's 1.21 percent fall leading the decliners.
Historically a close U.S. ally and key North Atlantic Treaty Organisation member, nuclear weapons were a divisive issue in Germany's cold war politics.
The hawkish paper, consistent with the previously released National Security Strategy and the National Defense Strategy, painted a bleak picture for US security, and called for more dominant role for nuclear weapons in its arsenal. Martin Schulz, who challenged Angela Merkel last September, called for remaining American bombs to be removed from Germany.
Iran says President Donald Trump's hostility to the 2015 nuclear deal is dampening foreign investment in the energy sector despite the lifting of sanctions.
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