Pressure tactics against Iran lead to undesirable outcomes for US: FM Zarif

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif says all US plots against the Islamic Republic have failed over the past 40 years thanks to the nation’s steadfastness in the face of Washington’s pressure tactics that have always proved to have reverse outcomes for the US.

“It is necessary for all those friends who are pursuing Iran’s foreign policy to realize that we owe everything to these people. Our attitude towards security is based on domestic development and progress, and the more they exert pressure on us, the more we will rely on the nation,” Zarif said in an address to a meeting in Tehran on Tuesday about Iran’s 40-year foreign policy.

He added that putting more pressure on Iran would merely make the nation more steadfast and united against foreign threats.

“We not only need no foreign support for [our] security, but our progress and development stem from within the country despite foreign pressure,” the top Iranian diplomat pointed out.

He said the Islamic Republic poses no threat to any country and welcomes efforts to develop international relations, emphasizing that Iran does not seek to engage in any war with any state but will strongly defend itself against all threats.

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