Iran will see 'end of Trump': Foreign minister

Saturday, 25 May, 2019

Given that successive U.S. administrations succeeded in changing regimes in various countries, there is nothing new about the modus operandi employed by President Trump in the case of Iran.

For almost two decades, Tehran's quest for nuclear power has unnerved the "international community" - namely Washington and its allies.

Though it was not explicit, but it was sufficient to convey the message that United States is not interested to wager war with Iran.

The Islamic Republic has paid a dear price for refusing to abandon its nuclear ambitions.

In response, Iranian officials reportedly ordered a massive increase in the production of enriched Uranium; openly defying the Trump administration as tensions between Tehran and Washington rapidly escalate. The highly detailed deal made up a 159-pagedocument.

However, he vowed to resist "even if Iran is bombed". The accord promised economic incentives in exchange for restrictions on Tehran's nuclear activities.

The port in Chabahar, only about 100 kilometres from the Pakistan border and located on the Indian Ocean, is Iran's largest outside the Gulf.

Beginning in November 2018, the Trump administration reimposed sanctions on Iran, also threatening the Persian Gulf nation's trade partners and oil clients to stop doing business or face penalties.

Khamenei had previously given his implicit stamp of approval on the deal, which when signed sparked spontaneous celebrations across Iran.

"The sound of surrender will not rise from Iran and Iranians and we will defeat the enemies through devotion, self-sacrifice, and unity". Should they stoop under American pressure and join sanctions regime they would be encouraging Iran to return to its pre-2015 position.

Those measures, Iran responded, were cosmetic and insufficient. A growing number of legislators, mostly Democrats, have raised the prospect of impeaching the president, accusing him of soliciting help from Russian Federation in winning the 2016 election and obstructing the subsequent investigation into his alleged misdeeds.

The EU rejected the 60-day ultimatum.

The US has blamed Iran for both incidents without offering evidence.

Recently, the Trump administration has applied even more pressure on Tehran, as the United States seeks to cut Iran's oil exports to zero and beef up the American military presence in the Gulf.

"A war could harm the whole world, and both the American and Iranian sides are "aware of the dangers".

While the United States seems to be under the impression that increasing military presence in the region, combined with harsh economic sanctions, will help to contain Iranian hostility, it appears to be having the opposite effect.

The White House argued that the agreement did not go far enough to stop Iran from allegedly funding militant groups and developing ballistic missile technology, and has laid out intense sanctions created to sabotage the Islamic Republic's ability to trade with other countries.

The report on plans for the visit comes a week after Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif visited Japan and met Abe and Foreign Minister Taro Kono.

Falahatpisheh was quoted as saying that "under no circumstance will we enter a war". The US lost more than 4,000 soldiers after the 2003 invasion, as Sunni and Shia groups battled the occupation force. "And we repeatedly told the president and the foreign minister and gave them notice".

The already strained relations between Washington and Tehran have deteriorated in recent weeks.