Iran’s Foreign Ministry Spokesman Bahram Qassemi has advised US government officials and President Donald Trump to forget about holding one-way negotiations with Iran under the shadow of threat.
In statement on Wednesday, Qassemi referred to the latest statements by various American officials who call for holding talks with Iran while threatening the Islamic Republic, and urged the US government not to be after repeating their failed experiences.
Qassemi described the people of Iran as a brave and civilised nation who enjoy rich history, culture, intelligence and wisdom, and said the Iranians have always responded to threats with threats and to respect with respect.
He further noted that the Iranian nation will never hesitate to defend against excessive demands, foreign domination and pressures, and will strongly protect the people’s rights, territorial integrity and independence of the country.
The Iranian spokesman advised Trump and other US officials to abandon the idea of holding one-sided negotiations with Iran under the shadow of threat, and said, “The United States must know that the modern world and era is not an age of hegemony, bullying, consolidation, and unidirectional thinking anymore.”
A look at the world public opinion and their negative view of the performance of the US government is indicative of a profound transformation in the international arena, he added.
“The United States must keep its limits and recognize its position at this point of time. It must also make greater efforts to understand the place and role of Iran.”
He also emphasised that today, as before, there is no trust in the statements and actions of the US statesmen to hold talks, especially in an American way.