Iran said Tuesday the global community wants the incoming administration in the United States to reverse course and honor international law, calling on the new White House team to avoid a selective approach in making up for the “stain of shame” it will inherit from its predecessor.
Iranian president’s Chief of Staff Mahmoud Vaezi has downplayed the latest sanctions imposed by the United States against Iran, saying they are nothing but a mere show by the hawkish administration of lame-duck US President Donald Trump towards the Islamic Republic.
Iran’s Parliament speaker said Tehran does not care whether or not the next US administration will rejoin the 2015 nuclear deal, but the critical issue is the practical lifting of sanctions under the agreement, known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA).
Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said those who used the outgoing US President Donald Trump’s array of economic sanctions against Iran as “leverage” in any future interactions with the country must learn from the defeated US president’s past and avoid his “lawless” attitude.
The Iranian deputy foreign minister said Iran can resume its nuclear obligations “swiftly and easily” once the United States meaningfully lifts its sanctions against the Islamic Republic, adding, however, that everything depends on Washington.
Iran’s top security official once again highlighted the failure of the so-called ‘maximum pressure’ campaign pursued by the outgoing US President Donald Trump against the Islamic Republic, urging the United States to lift all sanctions as the only option possible to rectify its failed strategy.
Iranian First Vice President Es’haq Jahangiri has communicated to relevant institutions the executive regulations of a parliamentary strategic action plan which is aimed at countering illegal US sanctions on Iran.