Tehran (IP) - Iran’s President says presence of foreigners in the West Asian region only serves to increase insecurity in the region since they consider themselves masters of the world.

Iran PressIran News: US State Department Spokesman Ned Price said On Tuesday that the “maximum pressure” campaign against Iran has been an “abject failure.”

Speaking at a press briefing, he added that the previous US administration left behind a “terrible set of options,” including its escalations towards the Islamic Republic.

Ebrahim Raisi made the remarks in a Thursday meeting with the visiting Qatari Foreign Minister Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Al Thani, during which the two sides discussed the importance of boosting cooperation among regional countries.

“Deepening of relations and increased synergy among neighboring countries can help establish security in the region. However, they must give up their arrogant and complacent spirit and recognize the identity and culture of nations in the region," Raisi noted.

He highlighted that the Iranian nation has always stood on its principled positions on various issues and moved ahead without caring for what the enemies have wanted.

“This is why the Americans officially announced that their maximum pressure policy has borne no fruit,” he added. 

Former US President Donald Trump launched what he called the maximum pressure policy against Iran in 2018 after he pulled the US out of the 2015 multilateral agreement with Tehran, officially called the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), claiming he could “get a better deal” than the one reached under his predecessor Barack Obama.

Iran flatly refused to negotiate a “Trump deal” and rejected his repeated calls to hold talks at any level.


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