Jan 12, 2019 11:51 Asia/Tehran
  •  US loses the upper hand: Shamkhani

The Secretary of the Supreme National Security Council reacted to the US’ announcement of holding an anti-Iran conference and said, the US has lost the upper hand.

Iran Press/Iran news: Rear Admiral Ali Shamkhani added, when someone who says ‘sanctions with maximum pressure’ is reduced to holding ‘seminars and conferences’, it only means that he has lost the upper hand.

His remark was in reaction to a recent announcement by Washington about the holding of an anti-Iran conference in Polish capital Warsaw next month, Iran Press reported.

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif also reacted to the news, writing in a tweet that the conference is a ‘desperate circus’, reminding the host and participants that “those who attended last US anti-Iran show are either dead, disgraced, or marginalized. And Iran is stronger than ever.”

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Earlier in the day, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced that the United States would hold an international summit in Poland on 13 - 14 February to discuss cooperation on achieving stability and security in the Middle East. He emphasized that the participants would also focus on ways to make sure Iran was not a "destabilizing influence" in the region.

Asian, African, European, and Middle Eastern states are expected to participate in the summit.

Iran hawks inside the Trump administration have put a lot of pressure on Iran but Tehran has repeatedly emphasized that it will never cave in to Washington's pressure. 101/ 211 /202


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