FILE - In this Sept. 23, 2019, file photo, Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif, left, arrives for the 74th session of the United Nations General Assembly, at U.N. headquarters. Iran on Saturday criticized the United States for what it called an “inhumane” decision to bar its foreign minister who was attending the U.N. summit meetings in New York from visiting a hospitalized Iranian diplomat in the city. (AP Photo/Craig Ruttle, File)

Iranian official denies plans to interfere with US election

September 28, 2019 - 7:30 pm

WASHINGTON (AP) — Iran's foreign minister is denying his country would interfere with the upcoming U.S. presidential election and says his government doesn't have a preference in the race.

In an interview to air Sunday on NBC's "Meet the Press," Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif also accuses the U.S. of initiating a cyberwar with his country and warns that "any war the United States starts it won't be able to finish."

The interview took place in New York, which Zarif visited this past week to attend meetings at the United Nations. NBC provided a partial transcript on Saturday.

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