The United States will suffer the most from its decision to walk out of the nuclear deal with Tehran, Ali Akbar Velayati, a senior adviser to the Iranian spiritual leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, told reporters on Saturday.
Velayati added that by deciding to exit from the historic accord, the United States had “disrespected international regulations and other members of the P5+1 group,” and can no longer be trusted.
“The Islamic Republic of Iran fully protects its independence and will by no means bow to [Washington’s] bullying and we have proved this over the past 40 years,” he said.
Velayati also warned European countries against kowtowing to Washington’s policy on the nuclear deal which he said would harm Europe’s reputation rather than the interests of the Islamic Republic.
“The Islamic Republic of Iran has the capability to stand up against Americans’ non-compliance and will boost its regional presence on a daily basis,” Valayati emphasized.