Sep 19, 2019 14:34 UTC
  • Fresh deal with US unlikely due to confusion in its policy towards Iran: Foreign Ministry

Iran says working out a new agreement of any sort with the United States is impossible for the time being given the current state of uncertainty and ambiguity in the White House regarding its policy toward Iran.

“We are witnessing a state of confusion in America’s foreign policy toward the Islamic Republic of Iran. A new deal with them under the current circumstances seems unlikely,” said Iran’s Foreign Ministry Spokesman Abbas Mousavi in remarks to Iran’s al-Alam TV published on Thursday.

Mousavi said that Iran was still confident of its diplomatic capabilities to achieve solutions to current problems.

“We negotiated with the Americans for two years and it was the Americans who left the negotiating table,” he said, referring to Washington’s withdrawal last year from a 2015 multilateral nuclear deal reached between Iran and major world powers.

Mousavi's remarks came a day after Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said America's campaign of pressure against Tehran has failed, advising US President Donald Trump to return to the 2015 Iran nuclear deal if it wants a seat at the negotiating table.

He called on those accusing Iran to provide “real not fake evidence” of Tehran’s involvement in the attacks, saying the US and Saudi Arabia should believe that Yemen’s Houthi Ansarullah movement, which has resisted a four-year war by the Saudis and allies, took credit for the attacks and has offered evidence to substantiate it.

“The Yemenis have themselves declared that they were responsible for the attack, providing [related] evidence,” said Mousavi.

“But they (the US, allies) accuse Iran because they don’t believe that the oppressed Yemeni nation has achieved such capabilities with empty hands [as] they are under the most severe attacks and bombardments,” he added.

Mousavi noted, “When they suffer a blow, it seems the first and easiest move for both the Americans and other counties is to lay blame on Iran, which is totally unfounded.”