Trump’s threats will not intimidate us: Iran
Tehran: Iran’s Foreign Minister said on Saturday that threats made by the President of the US would never intimidate Iranians.
Donald Trump threatened on Friday to pull out of the Iran nuclear agreement and blasted Tehran for misdeeds ranging from the 1979 hostage crisis at the US embassy in Tehran to recent ballistic missile tests.
“Allegations, threats & profanity will never intimidate Iranians. Trump will eventually discover this; as every predecessor did,” Javad Zarif said in a post on Twitter.
“Everyone knew Trump’s friendship was for sale to the highest bidder. We now know that his geography is too,” he added.
On Friday, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said in response to Trump’s speech that the nuclear deal was endorsed by the international community and “cannot be renegotiated or altered”.
Under the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), the P5+1 (the US, Russia, China, France, Britain and Germany) agreed to lift economic sanctions against Tehran in exchange for Tehran’s accepting curbs on its nuclear programme.