TEHRAN (Press Shia Agency) – Iran’s Foreign Ministry dismissed any prospect of talks with the US government on any issue unless Washington respects the Iranian nation and refrains from the ‘language of threat and sanctions.’
In a statement on Friday, Foreign Ministry Spokesman Bahram Qassemi decried the US president’s paradoxical comments about plans for the most severe US sanctions on Iran and his hope for reaching a new comprehensive deal with the Islamic Republic.
“I think Mr. Trump needs to call on journalists and observers in the US to provide him with an in-depth report on the historical developments of Iran,” the spokesman said, according to the Foreign Ministry’s official website.
Throughout their long and glorious history, the Iranians have proved that they do not change their wise thoughts and actions in the face of bullying behavior and threats and will not do so, he added.
“As long as the US fails to speak with the language of dignity instead of threat and sanction in the face of the greatness of the ancient and civilized nation of Iran, there would be no prospect for any dialogue between the Islamic Republic and the US regime in any area,” Qassemi underscored.
Whenever faced with foreign invasion throughout the history, Iranians have used the language of brave resistance, logic, knowledge and wisdom and finally pushed the invaders out of their lands, he noted.
The spokesperson also denounced the US’ withdrawal from the Iran nuclear deal as a clear example of the Trump administration’s failure to keep its promises, of treason and explicit violation of the international law and regulations.
The US withdrawal from the JCPOA along with other violations, unilateralism and selfishness, even against its own allies, have put that country in a historically scandalous situation and have defamed it in the world more than ever, he said.
Qassemi then underlined that today there are a few independent states from the East to the West which see a bright prospect for establishing cooperation, signing treaties with the US government and remaining confident and optimistic about its behavior.
The Iranian government and nation reject any form of sanctions, pressure, bullying behavior, and police-style and illegal measures by any state against others, and vehemently condemn such “uncivilized” moves, he underlined.
“Iran once again reminds the US government of the fact that over the past 40 years, Iranians have remained indifferent to the so-called harsh and paralyzing sanctions imposed by various US administrations through resorting to their resolute will and relying on their own capabilities, smartness and seriousness,” Qassemi added.
Iran has never bowed to the bullying behavior of the US and will never do so in the future, he emphasized.
“As an economic terrorist state which threatens other independent states, nations and corporations in the world through sanctions, the US government is too desperate to inflict a blow on the will of the Iranian nation which is resolute enough to preserve its independence, fight against terrorism, and remain committed to stability, security and economic development of the region,” the spokesman said.
The US and its president had better stop using threats, sanctions, pressure, violation and unilateralism against the other states and nations of the world instead of expressing hope for reaching a new comprehensive deal with Iran, he concluded.