Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister said that US must provide compensation for the losses that his country has incurred over the last year due to Washington's withdrawal from the nuclear deal back in May 2018.

Iran press/Iran news: "What we expect them [to do] is to respect the JCPOA, to compensate Iran's losses […] and to respect Iran's rights in the deal," Abbas Araghchi said in an interview with the Sputnik.

He stated that certain people are trying to nudge the US into a war with Iran in a bid to attain their own goals.

The deputy minister noted that Iran is ready for war with the US, but would prefer to begin a dialogue instead.

"We are fully prepared for both scenarios […] War would be a disaster for everybody in the region. We hope that wisdom will prevail in Washington, that they do not make this biggest mistake in the region ever. But we are fully prepared for that scenario", Araghchi said.

At the same time, Araghchi said that at the moment Tehran is planning no talks, neither direct, nor indirect, with Washington while being "under pressure". Araghchi added that the US must provide compensation for the losses that Iran has incurred over the last year due to Washington's withdrawal from the nuclear deal.

Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister Abbas Araghchi also denied accusations of Tehran being involved in sabotage operations against tankers near the United Arab Emirates allegations that were earlier levelled by the US national security adviser. 

He called the claims "ludicrous" and accused National Security Adviser John Bolton and "other warmongers" of plotting against Iran.

John Bolton, one of the most virulent Iran hawks in the White House, accused Iran of being behind this attack.

The deputy minister also reiterated President Donald Trump's statement that the US does not want war with Iran, stating that Washington must first take steps to prove this claim.

"But what matters for us are actions, not words […] We expect them to take actions, words are not enough", he said. 101

Read More:

We’ll definitely win the war with US: Rouhani