Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif has criticized the presence of American military forces in the Persian Gulf and has questioned why US forces are “in Iran's backyard” some 7,000 miles away from home.
Iran’s top diplomat Mohammad-Javad Zarif says the US’ imposition of sanctions against two Turkish government officials indicates Washington has made a habit of bullying others through sanctions.
A former Iranian minister says President Hassan Rouhani must hold the meeting with his American counterpart Donald Trump in Tehran on the anniversary of the 1953 coup orchestrated by the CIA to topple Iran’s democratically-elected government.
Chief-Commander of Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) Major General Mohammad-Ali Jafari has dismissed US President Donald Trump’s call for dialogue with Iran, saying that the Iranian nation would never allow authorities to hold talks with the Great Satan (the US).
Iran’s Foreign Ministry Spokesman Bahram Qassemi says Tehran believes in dialogue and logic, but the basic requirements for holding negotiation cannot be seen in the words and behaviours of US President Donald Trump and his administration.
Remarks by US President Donald Trump that he is ready for unconditional talks with Iran have received mixed responses in Iran with some arguing for the need for direct communications between the two arch-foes and others expressing pessimism the US is honest in its request for talks.
Iran’s Foreign Ministry Spokesman Bahram Qassemi has condemned an anti-Iran statement released by foreign ministers participating in the US’ Religious Freedom Summit.
Addressing a parliamentary meeting in Tehran on Monday, Larijani pointed to recent economic problems in the country and said the problems are partly related to decisions made in the country and partly rooted in the enemies’ acts of sabotage.
Iran’s Minister of Health and Medical Education says the US president makes humanitarian gestures, but indeed he plans to increase pressure on Iran in the fields of medicine, medical equipment and basic goods, which are going to have dire consequences for ordinary citizens of Iran.
Iran says it is impossible to engage in talks with the US under the current administration which has adopted a fiercely hostile policy toward the Islamic Republic.