iran chides US as world refuses to reimpose sanctions
Iran chides US as world refuses to reimpose sanctions
Bully United States will be met with 'decisive response' over unilateral UN sanctions moves,Iran`s president warns
Iran has promised to inflict a'decisive response' against the United States for acting like a bully to adversaries and allies alike after Washington said it would reimpose UN sanctions without United Nations approval.
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani addressed the nation in a live televised cabinet meeting on sunday ,congratulating world powers for resisting US pressure to reinstate UN sanctions ,saying the effort "has reached its definitive point of failure".
Today ,he said , "will be a memorable day in the history of our country`s diplomacy".
pointing out how the US tried to garner the support of other nuclear deal signatories following its unilateral withdrawal from the nuclear deal, Rouhani said the US expected Iran to act irrationally ,giving it an excuse to form an international coalition against Tehran.
"Today we can say the 'maximum pressure' of US against the Iranian nation , politically and legally ,has turned to'maximum isolation' for the US".
The president also addressed the five remaining signatories of the Iran nuclear deal,reiterating the promise that if they fully adhere to their commitments under the accord,Tehran will also fully implement its commitments.
Exactly one year after the US abandoned the nuclear deal,Iran started gradually scaling down its commitments,including those concerning its stockpile of enriched uranium.
Iran continues to grant access to the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA).
The US broke with all other permanent members of the UN over the sanctions move,which the international community ,including Washington`s close allies the United Kingdome , France and Germany , said had no legal basis.
The American decision sets the stage for an ugly showdown at the world body in advance of its annual General Assembly this week.
Secretary of state Mike Pompeo on sunday said European Leaders "haven`t lifted a finger"to halt arms sales to Iran.
He told Fox News arms sales , thanks , air defence systems , all of those , in a couple of weeks, would have been permitted to have been sold . And the Europeans have not joined Us in.
'World will be safer'
In a statement following the expiration of a deadline set by the US , pompeo threatened "consequences" for any UN member state that does not comply with the punitive measures, which were lifted under the landmark nuclear deal signed between six world powers and Iran in 2015 but was abandoned by the US more than two years ago.