RNA - Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman Seyed Abbas Mousavi, in a statement issued today, said that the remarks of Trump made during his Thursday meeting with French President Emmanuel Macron were "hackneyed, baseless, and contradictory", adding that the "worthless allegations" do not deserve a response.
In the Thursday meeting with Macron, Trump claimed that the sanctions imposed by the US after pulling out of the agreement had crippled Iran's economy and left the nation in tatters.
"They’re doing very poorly as a nation," he said. "They’re failing as a nation. And I don't want them to fail as a nation. We can turn that around very quickly, but the sanctions have been extraordinary how powerful they’ve been, and other things. I understand they want to talk and if they want to talk that’s fine."
Last Monday, Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif, in a tweet response to remarks of US President Donald Trump in Japan, highlighted that there are enormous disparities between what the White House is saying and what it does in dealing with Tehran.
Zarif said, in a tweet on May 27, that Trump has to prove in action whether he seeks to fall into line with the league of anti-Iran domestic and regional officials.
The Iranian top diplomat said, “B-Team's Economic Terrorism is hurting the Iranian people and causing tension in the region. Actions—not words—will show whether or not that's Donald Trump's intent.”
According to Zarif’s earlier tweets in April, the B-Team is made up by US National Security Advisor John Bolton, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, and Abu Dhabi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan.
The top diplomat reminded that the markedly hostile foursome have themselves admitted to targeting the Iranian people with economic terrorism.
The Iranian diplomatic chief separately reiterated absence of whatever intention on the part of Tehran to pursue nuclear arms, reminding how Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyed Ali Khamenei, the country’s highest authority, has categorically prohibited the weapons.
In early May 2018, Trump scrapped the nuclear deal, also known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), blaming his predecessor Barak Obama for signing “the worst ever deal US involved”.
Following the unilateral pullout of Trump from the nuclear agreement, European sides of the agreement issued a joint statement, reassuring Tehran that they would make up for the losses suffered by Iran.
Tehran waited for a year to see if Europe was serious about delivering on its promises, and on the first anniversary of the US exit from the agreement issued a statement to blame the bloc for coming short to observe its commitments and compensate the damages inflicted by Washington.
According to Fars News Agancy, Tehran announced on May 08 that its decision to partially suspend its compliance with the JCPOA was in response to the US’ withdrawal and the failure by European signatories to alleviate the damage done by American sanctions.
Following Tehran’s ultimatum to European side of the deal, the White House announced on the very same day that it would levy more sanctions on Iran.
According to a White House statement, an executive order issued by Trump targeted Iran’s revenues from exporting industrial metals from iron, steel, aluminum and copper sectors.
Then Trump intensified its rhetoric of threat against Tehran and the US declared that it will increase its military buildup in the Persian Gulf region for unspecified threats from Iran.