“Iran is not North Korea to accept your call for holding negotiations,” General Jafari said in his open letter to Trump on Tuesday.
He also emphasised that neither Trump, nor his successors will not see the day when Iranian officials sit for talks with the US.
Here is the full text of General Jafari’s letter:
In the name of God, the most compassionate, the most merciful,
Mr Trump! Iran is not North Korea to accept your call for holding negotiations. Be informed that the people of Iran have strengthened their religion and faith with the revived Islam of Imam Khomeini (RA), and they have a lot of differences with peoples that are under hegemony. They will never allow authorities of the country to hold talks with the Great Satan.
The officials of the Islamic Republic of Iran have also known and experienced your demagogic scenarios. You are an unprofessional president who, instead of diplomacy and policy-making, has followed the same path of his past vulgar business, and is not familiar with the basics of struggles and liberalism of nations.
The former US presidents, either military or political, were much more informed than you, or learned that Iran and the Iranians could not be threatened as they get united against any kind of threat and pressure from foreigners.
Ask your experienced and fair-minded experts and thinkers in your country whether they basically accept these awkward games or even believe in the results you have been waiting for?
Our overt and covert information does not approve such a thing.
You will die and never see the day when the authorities of the Islamic Republic of Iran ask you to hold a meeting with them or receive permission from their nation to meet with you. You will not see that day. Keep sitting down in your “Black House” and keep having delusions of meeting with the Iranian authorities. Be informed that this is a dream which will remain unfulfilled until the end of your presidency. Even the US presidents after you will not see that day.
The government and the great nation of Iran would resist hand in hand until the final victory and ultimate defeat of the hegemonic system, by relying on the promises of God, its great leadership, the internal resources, the great divine resources and enduring your cruel and inhumane sanctions.
The Iranian commander’s comments came after Trump said on Monday he would be willing to meet Iranian leaders without preconditions to discuss how to improve ties after he pulled the United States out of the 2015 Iran nuclear deal.