Iranian President Hasan Rouhani told visiting Swiss Foreign Minister that history has shown that the Iranian nation will never surrender to bullying and coercion.
Speaking in a Monday meeting with Swiss FM Ignazio Cassis in Tehran, Rouhani said relations between countries should be based on international regulations and the UN Security Council resolutions.
“The United States has sought to eliminate the Islamic Republic and interfere in Iran’s internal affairs for many years, and Mr. Trump has made a miscalculation by thinking that he could overthrow the Islamic Republic within three months by putting pressure on Iran and waging an economic war,” Rouhani was quoted as saying by Iranian media.
The Iranian president said Islamic Republic has been -and will remain- committed to international rules and multilateral agreements.
“Any day that the United States decides to admit to its mistakes, make up for its unlawful actions and return to Resolution 2231 and the JCPOA, the path is clear for them,” he said, referring to an abbreviation of the official name of the nuclear deal.
“Today, it is clear to the Americans that they have made a mistake and will not achieve their goal through pressure and sanctions.”
Rouhani described the US sanctions and economic war against the Islamic Republic, assassination of a high-ranking Iranian military official in another country, as well as violation of the Iranian airspace as clear examples of Washington’s economic terrorism, terrorist operations and air terrorism.
“We expect all friendly and free countries in the world not to remain silent in the face of terrorism and the unlawful actions committed by the United States over the years,” he added, according to the government’s website.
For his part, Cassis referred to the 100th anniversary of the establishment of political and diplomatic relations between the two countries, and described the relations between Iran and Switzerland as very good and sincere. He also stressed the development and deepening of these relations in all fields.
“All countries around the world need to know that there is a strong legal system in the world so that they can live in security; therefore, it is important that everyone, especially powerful countries, fully comply with international rules and regulations.”
“We are aware of the problems caused by the US sanctions on the Iranian people,” said Cassis, adding, “The Swiss financial channel has been designed and launched to solve these problems and we will try to increase the useful role of this channel.”
Source: Iranian media