Aug 07, 2020 15:23 UTC
  • US officials - no matter who - bite off more than they can chew when it comes to Iran: Foreign Ministry

Iran has played down reports about the departure of Washington’s special representative for Iran, Brian Hook, saying it does not matter who takes that charge because when it comes to the Islamic Republic, American officials are given more responsibility than they can handle.

According to Press TV, Foreign Ministry Spokesman Seyyed Abbas Mousavi on Friday reacted to the announcement in Twitter posts.

“When it comes to the US #Iran policy, American officials have bitten off more than they could chew,” the Iranian official said in a tweet under the hashtag #BankruptUSPolicy.

“This applies to Mike Pompeo, Donald Trump and their successors,” Mousavi added.

In a tweet on Friday, Secretary of Iran’s National Security Council Ali Shamkhani said the Islamic Republic's “active resistance” against Washington’s ‘maximum pressure’ has resulted in Hook's departure, and may force his boss Pompeo to resign as well.

Alireza Miryousefi, spokesman for Iran’s mission to the United Nations in New York, also said Hook's departure “does not concern us and is not something we consider as a game-changer.”

“The so-called ‘maximum pressure’ campaign waged by the US government has failed,” he told Reuters. “Iran is not on its knees, and will not do so regardless of who is in charge of implementing this bankrupt policy. Active Resistance.”