Iranians Mock Trump for Mistaking Leader with Dead Founder
- Author: Zachary Reyes Июн 25, 2019,
Июн 25, 2019, 22:42
Rouhani spoke live in a televised address on Tuesday.
Rouhani also questioned the logic of blacklisting supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei and said it showed that Washington is "confused".
Rouhani says the decision meant the "certain failure" of the White House's efforts.
"You sanction the foreign minister simultaneously with a request for talks", Rouhani said and called the sanctions "outrageous and idiotic". He added that the move will only unite Iranians.
Netanyahu says that doing so will "create a more stable Middle East".
"They said - came back - said, 'Sir, approximately 150.' And I thought about it for a second, and I said, 'You know what?" Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu warned that his country, widely believed to have its own undeclared nuclear arsenal, would do "everything" to stop Iran getting such a weapon.
His national security adviser, John Bolton, said on Tuesday that Iran had an "open door" to negotiations on a revised nuclear deal as he met Israeli and Russian officials for talks on the Iranian presence in Syria. That follows a series of attacks on ships in sensitive Gulf waters which the United States has blamed on Iran - claims hotly denied by Tehran.
But Mr Trump said the only thing Iran understood was "strength and power, and the U.S. is by far the most powerful military force in the world".
After Trump's decision to suspend strikes he initially greenlit Thursday over Iran's downing of an AmericanRQ-4A Global Hawk drone, the presidentchose Monday to announce new sanctions created to further constrict Tehran's economy, including on its supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei.
Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov warned that the situation surrounding Iran was developing towards a risky scenario, the RIA news agency reported on Tuesday.
Trump said that although Washington doesn't want a conflict with Iran, the punitive financial measures were part of an effort to increase pressure on the government.
Trump said he called off a military strike against Iran on Friday after a USA drone was shot down, saying he was "not looking for war".
But the United States said the drone, a U.S. Navy RQ-4A Global Hawk, was flying over worldwide waters when it was downed.The United States also carried out cyber attacks against Iranian missile control systems last week, an action which Iran said on Monday had failed.