Iran has increased its tirade against the United States of America for reimposing sanctions on the Persian country, labelling Washington as “not honest.”
Javad Zarif, Iran’s Foreign Minister, in replying to questions by local Tasnim news agency, also ruled out any sort of meeting and negotiations between him and Mike Pompeo, the US Secretary of State and Presidents Donald Trump of the US and Hassan Rouhani.
Both Presidents are due to attend the United Nations General Assembly in New York next month.
“No, there will be no meeting”, was Zarif’s sharp response to the question.
He also said the “addiction” to sanctions by the US will not permit negotiations for a “more comprehensive deal” as proposed by President Trump.
Zarif said, “On Trump’s recent proposal (of talks), our official stance was announced by the president and by us. Americans are not honest and their addiction to sanctions does not allow any negotiation to take place.”
The US reimposed harsh sanctions on Iran on Tuesday following its May withdrawal from a landmark 2015 nuclear agreement, dealing a heavy blow to the already troubled economy.