Iran rejects new US coercive measures and threats | News


Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi said on Friday that unilateral coercive measures by the United States had failed to stop Iran’s advance towards what he called victory and progress, and in that regard he stressed the need to intensify efforts to neutralize the impact of such measures.


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Raisi has also said he “does not trust” Washington’s willingness to reach an agreement on the 2015 nuclear deal, which then-US President Donald Trump unilaterally walked out of.

The Persian president said that “the sanctions must be neutralized. I wonder why the Americans send the message that they are ready for an agreement on the one hand, while on the other they continue to add sanctions”, while recalling that the United States “breaks its promises”.

Elaborating on this line of argument, Raisi said: “When we say that we do not trust the United States, the world must admit that we are correct when we say that the Americans do not keep their promises,” adding that the United States Government seeks to “pressure” Iran with these sanctions.

In this sense, the Iranian president celebrated that “when the Americans declare that we have failed scandalously in the face of the ‘maximum pressure’ campaign against Iran, it means that the Islamic Revolution is on the path to victory and progress.”

In addition, Iranian Foreign Minister Hossein Amirabdolahian demanded that Washington “drop its madness of sanctions”, while reminding that “Iran will not distance itself from result-oriented talks.”

In this sense, he pointed out that “adhering to the law, we continue the talks and ask the United States to be realistic and abandon the madness of sanctions and the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) to focus on its technical tasks, instead of to take a politicized stance.

This was the Iranian response, after the US Secretary of State, Antony Blinken, announced in a statement that the US measures affect companies that “support Triliance Petrochemical Co and Iran Petrochemical Commercial Company”, which he described as as “entities instrumental in managing the sale abroad of Iranian petrochemical products”.

The United States also threatened to expand the set of unilateral coercive measures against countries and entities that maintain relations with Iran, which it accuses of wanting to develop a nuclear military program, which Tehran and the IAEA deny.

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