Iran says “US has our phone numbers”

EHAMEDYA – “The solution does not lie in the mediations or the phone call and the U.S. has our phone numbers too,” Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister Abbas Araghchi said.

“Washington should reconsider its erroneous policies to emerge from a crisis it made itself,” he added.

“The White House lacks a harmonious and rational policy toward Iran, the region and the world,” Aragchi said.

“After the two-month deadline, we will take further measures to reduce our commitment to the nuclear agreement,” he concluded.

Iran is not going to negotiate with the United States, despite statements by the American leader Donald Trump that he would like to hold consultations with the Iranian authorities.

This was earliler stated by the Deputy for Political Affairs of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC, the elite of the Iranian Armed Forces) Yadollah Javani.

According to Tasnim, Javani said that Iran “will not negotiate with the Americans.”

According to the agency, Iran “considers America unreliable” in terms of negotiating with it and concluding any agreements, the agency said.

Javani also expressed his confidence that the United States in any case will not “resort to military actions” against Iran.

On May 5, US National Security Assistant Direcotor John Bolton announced that the United States would send a naval strike team led by aircraft carrier Abraham Lincoln and a tactical bomber group to the CENTCOM operational zone as a signal to the Iranian authorities.

On April 8, US President Donald Trump decided to include the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC, elite units of the Iranian Armed Forces) on the list of foreign terrorist organizations.

The United States motivated this move by stating that the IRGC “actively participates [in terrorist activities], finances and promotes terrorism as an instrument of state policy.”

In response, the Iranian Supreme National Security Council included the US Central Command among terrorist organizations listed in Iran.

On April 23, the Iranian parliament ratified all 14 provisions of the bill by a majority of votes, and on April 30, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani signed the relevant law.