Iran’s Foreign Ministry spokesman has dismissed the US call on Tehran to engage in diplomacy, saying the concept of diplomacy for the US government is defined as sanction and economic terrorism.
In a statement on Saturday, Seyyed Abbas Mousavi dismissed the recent fuss made by the US officials, specifically by the US National Security Council’s spokesperson, who has called on Iran to meet diplomacy with diplomacy.
“Iran responds to diplomacy with diplomacy and to pressure with resistance; but it appears that in the lexicon of American authorities, diplomacy means sanctions and economic terrorism. Thus far we have not seen anything other than illegal sanctions and economic war and terrorism from the US government to respond,” he added.
In comments a few days ago, Mousavi denounced the US decision to impose new sanctions on senior Iranian political and military officials, saying, “Imposing useless sanctions on Iran’s Supreme Leader (Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei) and the commander of Iran’s diplomacy (Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif) is the permanent closure of the path of diplomacy.”
“Trump’s desperate administration is destroying the established international mechanisms for maintaining world peace and security,” he had deplored.