US addicted to imposing sanctions against other countries

MNA – Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said Sun. that Americans are addicted to imposing sanctions against other countries and Iran is not US’ only target.

Zarif noted that Iran is not after a conflict between Europe and the United States, adding “we should stick to one position in one side; we do not need to bridge the gap between Europe and America.”

“Current situation is such that European countries should either follow their own interests or that of US President Trump,” he added on Sunday in the first joint meeting between Iranian ambassadors and representatives of private sector companies.

“These conditions provide a special opportunity for us and we should make use of that,” he highlighted, adding that US is isolated and forced to use apparent political pressures for furthering its aims.

Americans are ‘addicted’ to imposing sanctions and Iran is among many countries which face such measures, Zarif noted.

“Formerly, some countries were following US sanctions against Iran, and Security Council was also imposing further sanctions, however today, this is not the case,” he said, adding that US sanctions has lost its legitimacy and the country is forcing other countries to act contrary to the UN Security Council Resolution 2231.

He went on to say that Iran bridged the conflict between US and Europe in 2002, 2003 and 2005, but today, common sense dictates that Iran should not do the same at present.

Describing US current trend in international arena as ‘dangerous’, he said that other countries’ resistance against US measures depends on “how they could find ways to make use of opportunities.”