Sep 20, 2020 11:18 UTC
  • US rage rooted in repeated failures vis-a-vis Iran: Foreign Ministry

The Iranian Foreign Ministry says the rage that characterizes Washington’s most recent threats against Iran is rooted in its repeated failures to align the rest of the world with its enmity towards the Islamic Republic.

According to Press TV, the Ministry released a statement on Sunday, hours after Washington failed to return the United Nations sanctions against Tehran as it had intended. The US was snubbed in the bid even by its major allies because it has left the 2015 nuclear deal with Iran, giving up the right to use the “snapback” mechanism.

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, however, rushed to obscure that fact by claiming that the bans were actually "back in effect," and threatening any country that would defy the sanctions with “consequences.”

The Ministry said such rage was born out of Washington's desperation from repeatedly hearing “No” from the international community in its anti-Iran campaign as well as its back-to-back defeats in the face of the Islamic Republic’s active diplomacy.

Pompeo is claiming victory for the anti-Iran drive, while Washington essentially failed to ever launch the “snapback” bid with the UN because it lost the right to do so by leaving the nuclear agreement in 2018, the Ministry said. The American top diplomat’s remarks, therefore, only serve domestic political interests for the US, it added.