Jan 11, 2019 15:36 Asia/Tehran
  • Ghassemi: US administration is perpetually angry, frustrated and disappointed

Iran's Foreign Ministry Spokesman Bahram Ghassemi has roundly rejected comments and accusations made by US secretary of state Mike Pompeo in Cairo, Egypt, emphasising that the US administration seems perpetually angry, frustrated and seems to have lost all hope.

Iran Press/Iran news: Foreign Ministry Spokesman Bahram Ghassemi added: "The US follows a path which has no benefit for the American people," according to an Iran Press report.

He pointedly added: "The Trump regime has withdrawn from a multi-lateral international accord, JCPOA, which took years to negotiate, and now it cannot find a suitable substitute or alternative to this accord, and it has thus become frustrated and angry, suffering from a kind of perpetual anger and hopelessness."

Commenting further on Mike Pompeo's remarks in Cairo, Egypt, Bahram Ghassemi said: "Secretary of State Pompeo has explicitly declared his hostility towards the Iranian nation. This is clearly directed at the Iranian people. But he should also know and understand that the Iranian government will defend and protect the national and strategic interests of Iran with all its might. We always stand up to the enemies of the Iranian nation."

Ghassemi poignantly added: "America's conduct shows that they want to cause rifts and divisions between countries of this region. America's policies are divisive, and they want to cause more chaos in this region. Regional countries ought to be fully vigilant and alert."  


Also, Iran's Foreign Minister Mohammad-Javad Zarif in a tweet on Thursday blamed the United States meddling policies for the turmoil in the Middle East, describing them as a source of chaos, repression and resentment.

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Thursday, while driving a counter-Iran message, followed in the footsteps of his predecessors when he delivered a policy speech from Cairo outlining Washington’s priorities.

Referring to the 'new beginning' speech delivered by former US president Barack Obama the secretary of state highlighted a set of policies set to drive the Trump foreign policy agenda in the Middle East, saying Now comes the real 'new beginning', wrote The National.

The conditions included withdrawal of Iran's military advisers from Syria, who have been helping the country's legitimate government in its fight against terrorist outfits, which have been mostly aided and abetted by the US and its Western and regional allies.  103 /211


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