Iranian foreign minister urged the US administration to worry about saving its own regime instead of changing the ruling system in Iran, where 75% of people have just voted in elections.
Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif on Thursday lashed out at the anti-Iran statements made by US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, and said, “Before reverting to unlawful and delusional regime-change policy towards Iran, the US Administration should study and learn from history.”
In a message on his Twitter account, Zarif said, “The 1953 coup debacle and the 1979 Revolution proved that Iranian people are impervious to outside attempts to decide their destiny.”
“After decades of failed regime change and sanctions, the US had to apologize for ’53 coup, and acknowledge diplomacy as the only option,” he added.
“For their own sake, the US officials should worry more about saving their own regime than changing Iran’s, where 75% of people just voted,” the Iranian foreign minister said.
Earlier, the US Secretary of State claimed that Iran continues activities and interventions that destabilize the Middle East.
He also accused Iran of providing support for the Assad government, funding militias and foreign fighters in Iraq and Yemen, and arming “terrorist” organizations like Hezbollah, which threaten Washington’s ally Israel.
“We and our allies must counter Iran’s aspirations of hegemony in the region,” Tillerson had noted in an address to the US House Foreign Affairs Committee on Wednesday.