US great mistakes caused its defeat, failure in region: Iran

Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman Saeed Khatibzadeh said on Friday that the great mistakes made by the United States have led its administration to the point of defeat, expulsion and failure in the region.

In an exclusive interview with IRNA,  Khatibzadeh stated that the US would have taken actions against Iran a long time ago, had it known itself capable of doing so and said “as for the issue of legitimate defense , it is explicitly stated in the Charter of the United Nations as the natural right of any country to defend itself against violation of its sovereignty, territorial integrity and territorial interests so Iran will never pause a second to react to any aggressions.”

Iranian Ministry spokesman Saeed Khatibzadeh said Tehran is not focusing on the internal issues and domestic problems.

He further outlined the efforts made against the Iranian nation and government by the US since the very day the Islamic revolution gained victory in Iran and said miscalculations and misinterpretations could be of dangerous outcomes so we have already warned Americans that following such attitudes about Iran will make a quagmire for them.

Asked to comment on the US claims about restoring the United Nations sanctions on Iran which was met with global opposition, he said what America has been doing under Donald Trump presidency has brought the whole international community together against it.

He said what Trump actually did was to bring to surface the crises lurching in the card core of the West, making all western thinkers and theorists face this vivid reality.

Presently, a person is residing in the White House who has announced America’s conventional allies as the US rivals, targeted America’s most important trans-Atlantic treaty, namely the NATO with numerous threats and abandoned agreements with friendly countries, he noted.

*** Iran’s overall policies not to be affected by who occupies White House

The Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA)  is an agreement which inspired harshest critics, is presently not in its best conditions due to US pressures and double sanctions but still is a document that succeeded in isolating the United States’ traditional power.

Commenting on the possibility of a change in Europeans approach in case of Trump’s re-election as the US president, Khatibzadeh said that anything my occur but the point is that Iran’s foreign policy is never affected by the people who come and go in the White House.

The Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman added that though the results of the American presidential elections are important for many countries and they have numerous regional and international impacts, Iran is one of the few independent countries that is not under the influence of the people in the White House .

Source: IRNA