DUBAI - Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif accused US President Donald Trump on Wednesday of planning to "abuse" the presidency of the UN Security Council to criticize Tehran, Washington's arch-enemy.

US Ambassador Nikki Haley said on Tuesday that Trump would chair a UN Security Council meeting on Iran this month to spotlight its "violations of international law" during the annual gathering of world leaders in New York.

"(Trump) plans to abuse presidency of SC (Security Council) to divert a session ... to blame Iran for horrors US & clients have unleashed across M.E. (Middle East) #chutzpah," Zarif wrote in his tweet.

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