News ID: 271684
Published: 0347 GMT July 18, 2020

Iran urges US to concede defeat, stop ‘stupid boasts’

Iran urges US to concede defeat, stop ‘stupid boasts’

Secretary of Iran’s Supreme National Security Council Ali Shamkhani hit back at the US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo for his comments on treating the Islamic Republic with strength, advising the US officials to concede defeat in the face of Iran.

“Pompeo has said ‘we have fundamentally changed our behavior towards Iran because only strength works in dealing with them, not appeasement.’ You (Americans) have employed all of your power for over 40 years to defeat Iran, but are still unsuccessful,” Shamkhani twitted on Saturday.
“Conceding defeat in the face of powerful Iran is better than stupid and baseless boasts,” Tasnim News Agency quoted him saying.
In a speech at Ron Pearson Center in Iowa on Friday, Pompeo said the countries like Iran “only respond to strength, not to appeasement.”
“Look, we’ve also fundamentally changed the way America treats the Islamic Republic of Iran,” he said.
“So we flipped what the previous administration was doing. We ditched the (2015 nuclear) deal and implemented a brand new Iran policy,” Pompeo added.
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