Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif says Tehran is “unmoved” by the United States’ threats and only relies on its own defense means amid hostile rhetoric against the Islamic Republic, including hints of military aggression, emanating from Washington.
“Iran is unmoved by threats as we derive security from our people,” Zarif said in a post on his Twitter account on Friday.
“We will never initiate war, but we can only rely on our own means of defense,” the Iranian minister pointed out.
In another tweet, published minutes later, Zarif challenged Iran's enemies to sincerely declare the defensive nature of their military program.
"We will never use our weapons against anyone, except in self-defense. Let us see if any of those who complain can make the same statement," he said.
Zarif's tweets also contained a video of him responding to reporters on Iran's defensive missile program during a conference in Wellington, New Zealand, in March 2016.
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Democracy and Class Struggle have been highly critical of RT coverage of Trump especially concerning Trump and Iran -this contribution about Mattis in Middle East is causing grave concern and has been published by a contributor to RT - we hope this is a sign that RT is now becoming aware of the DANGER posed by Trump - if Russia has signaled indifference to US attack on Iran expect one soon - If Russia says STOP then also expect collapse of US Russia detente
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