US President Donald Trump does not understand that “Iran has a culture of resistance that equates giving in to those kinds of public threats as surrender, and they won’t surrender,” a former US undersecretary of state for political affairs said.
Iran’s top diplomat says the country is determined to foil the US’ plot to use sanctions to bully Iran and make what it calls a change in Tehran’s behaviour.
James Stavridis, a retired US Navy admiral and former military commander of NATO, says Iran’s threat to close the Strait of Hormuz must be taken seriously by the US, because reopening it would be a longer process than many people suspect.
The International Court of Justice said it will hold hearings next month to hear a lawsuit brought by Iran against the US for breaching the 1955 Treaty of Amity by re-imposing sanctions.
Chief commander of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) Major General Mohammad Ali Ja’fari says Iran does not take military threats against it seriously, because a war on the country would have huge costs for its enemies.
As the war of words has escalated between Tehran and Washington within the past few days, many experts believe that threats made by the US are largely aimed at distracting people from the case of Russian interference in US presidential election in 2016 and to increase economic pressure on Iran.
A top Zoroastrian cleric in Iran’s Isfahan province has dismissed US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo’s claims that religious minorities in Iran do not have freedom, saying that such statements are futile and groundless.
A senior Iranian expert says the ICJ’s recent letter to US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo urging him not to take any further actions regarding anti-Iran sanctions shows the Islamic Republic is on the brink of achieving an historic legal victory over the United States.
IRGC Quds Force Commander Major General Qassem Soleimani has harshly responded to the US President’s anti-Iran threats amid an increasingly escalating war of words between the two sides.
Iran’s Foreign Ministry has submitted a letter of protest to the Swiss embassy in Tehran, the protector of Washington’s interests, following US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo's interventionist remarks and unfounded allegations made at an anti-Iran gathering in California.