US government hit Iran with new sanctions on Friday while Secretary of State Mike Pompeo was on a visit to Lebanon.
Iranian Foreign Minister said that Iranians have proudly outlived many aggressors, but prefer less regional and global tension and more dialogue and constructive engagement.
The US Secretary of State once again repeated his groundless charges against the Islamic Republic of Iran.
Iran's Foreign Minister said that Iranians will never allow others to decide their fate.
A US State Department official said that the US administration has granted Iraq a new 90-day sanctions waiver to buy Iranian energy.
Iranian president has asked Judiciary to sue US authorities for crime against humanity because of the sanctions they imposed against the nation.
Iraq's Foreign Ministry Spokesman has reiterated that Baghdad-Tehran ties are deep-rooted and historic, saying Iraq will not allow US to use Iraqi soil to act against our neighbors, especially Iran.
Iran's FM spokesman said that the US statesmen are trying to fuel tensions among the West Asian countries by unfounded claims and accusations.
US President has renewed the national emergency declared with respect to Iran.
American political activist Medea Benjamin, best known for co-founding Code Pink, has expressed concern about the Trump administration's militarism and interventions abroad.