First VP: US not able to attain goals against Iran
Iran’s First Vice-President Eshaq Jahangiri expressed confidence that the US will not be able to attain its goals against Iran through pressures and sanctions, adding that Tehran will never accept talks with Washington under such conditions.
"The US withdrew from the (2015) nuclear deal showing maximum illegality and disrespect for the international rules and attempted to implement its cruel and illegal demands while pressure Iran to make the Iranian nation accept their demands," Jahangiri said, addressing a ceremony in Tehran on Tuesday.
He voiced confidence that Iran will be able to live through the hard situation created by the sanctions and pressures with the help of capable government managers and people and "will show the US that it cannot attain its goals via this path and the only way before them vis-a-vis our nation is politeness, respect and logic".
"It is illogical to impose sanctions against us first and then say that we should negotiate. We do not accept such conditions," Jahangiri said.
In relevant remarks on Saturday, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani blasted Washington's sanctions and pressures against the country, voicing surprise at the US’s repeated calls for negotiations with Tehran amid severe hostilities.