The Latest: Iran has little hope of easing tensions with US
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — The Latest on the situation in Iran after the re-imposition of all American sanctions on the country.
Iran’s deputy foreign minister holds out little hope for negotiations to ease tensions between Iran and the United States now that the Trump administration has re-imposed sanctions.
Ambassador Seyed M. Kazem Sajjadpour said in London on Tuesday that the United States has the “very simple naive” view that Iran will wilt under the pressure.
“The assumption is, we cut the money of the oil, then Iran will be deprived, then Iranian people will revolt, then the system will be changed, then we are fine, then the paradise will come,” he said in a Chatham House talk
He says this view “negates the reality of Iran and the realities of foreign politics.”
Sajjadpour says Iran is self-confident and will not be forced to negotiate by having a knife put to its throat.
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