TEHRAN (Press Shia Agency) – Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said the Iranian nation has managed to shatter “the myth of US omnipotence” despite Washington’s machinations against the Islamic Republic in the past 40 years.
“Iranians forced the US client to leave 40 years ago today. 3 years ago today, JCPOA entered into force, ending yrs of securitization of Iran. In spite of US machinations v. Iran for the past 40 years— & its withdrawal from JCPOA— Iranians have shattered the myth of US omnipotence,” Zarif said in a message posted on his Twitter account on Wednesday.
By “the US client”, Zarif was referring to Mohammad Reza Pahlavi, the former US-backed Shah of Iran who fled the country on January 16, 1979, a few weeks before the victory of the Islamic Revolution.
On JCPOA, or the 2015 nuclear deal between Tehran and world powers whose implementation started in January 2016, Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister for Political Affairs Seyed Abbas Araqchi also took to Twitter to mark the 3rd anniversary of the Implementation Day.
“Today is the 3rd anniversary of the implementation of Iran nuclear deal which displayed how untrustworthy and unreliable the US is,” Deputy FM Araqchi said in a tweet on Thursday morning.
“A president sign, the next withdraw! Thank you President Trump for exhibiting this. Shame.”
On May 8, 2018, the US president pulled his country out of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), the nuclear deal that was achieved in Vienna in 2015 after years of negotiations among Iran and the Group 5+1 (Russia, China, the US, Britain, France and Germany).
Following the US exit, Iran and the remaining parties launched talks to save the accord.