Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif on Monday lashed out at the US Administration over exposing Iran to maximum pressure, stressing that Iran will not capitulate to such pressures.
Addressing a ceremony to mark the National Day of Industry and Mines in Tehran, Zarif said the US pressures on Iran neither indicate Washington’s power nor Tehran’s weakness.
“Iran will rather force them not to speak with a language other than respect and not to threaten an Iranian,” Zarif said.
These pressures are imposed due to US continuous regional and international defeats against Iran, he added.
The top Iranian diplomat said US concluded that Iran has been freed from all impediments after signing the nuclear deal also known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA).
Iran has also been able to enhance its regional reputation and prestige in the region and on the contrary, the US has been driven to further isolation, Zarif added according to IRNA news agency.
He said that the US has asked to convene the Security Council four times last year in desperate attempt to form consensus against Iran, “but to no avail.”
“Then the Americans had to take advantage of the only option which was economic sanctions,” he reiterated.
Pointing to US defeats in Iraq, Syria, Lebanon and Yemen, Zarif said Americans tried to put pressures by taking advantage of the opportunity achieved by domination of dollar but in fact they created problems for themselves.
Source: Iranian media