After an intense exchange of threats with Iran, Donald Trump had mentioned on July 30 the possibility of meeting his Iranian counterpart. Proposal rejected by the Iranian elite troops who demand “respect” of the American president.
The leader of the Revolutionary Guards, an Iranian paramilitary institution under Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, said on July 31 that the Iranian president would never meet Donald Trump. The American president had considered the day before the possibility of meeting Hassan Rohani . After having exchanged threats with the Iranian authorities for several days, Donald Trump had suddenly changed his tone, saying he was open to meeting with his Iranian counterpart Hassan Rohani without “preconditions”.
Trump! Iran is not North Korea to accept your meeting offer
A flip-flop without explanation that corresponds to the attitude that had already been had Donald Trump to the North Korean leader Kim Jong-un. Parallel to this antecedent, General Mohammad Ali Jafari, commander of the Revolutionary Guards, recalled that the Islamic Republic was not North Korea: “Trump! Iran is not North Korea to accept your meeting offer, “he said. “Even the American presidents after you will not see that day,” he added, calling Donald Trump “amateur.”
Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif has described the US President’s surprise proposal as “announcement effects” that “will not work”. Recalling that with the European Union, Russia and China, Iran had signed an agreement that works, he felt that the United States should blame them only if their diplomatic relationship with Iran had deteriorated.
“Threats, sanctions, and announcement effects will not work,” the Iranian diplomat wrote on Twitter on July 31. “Try respect: for Iranians and (international) commitments.”
Iran’s Foreign Ministry spokesman Bahram Qasemi said that US President Donald Trump’s offer to negotiate with Tehran contradicted Washington’s actions, which impose sanctions on Iran and put pressure on Iran. other countries to avoid doing business with the Islamic Republic.
How can Trump prove to the Iranian nation that his comments last night reflect a genuine negotiating intent and have not been cast for populist interests?
Doubtful of the reliability of the US president, Bahram Qasemi, quoted by the Fars news agency, asked himself this July 31: “How can Trump prove to the Iranian nation that his comments last night reflect a real intent to negotiate and were not expressed for populist interests? “The Iranian president has not yet expressed himself on this issue. The US administration has decided to withdraw the United States from the Iranian nuclear deal of 2015 and is about to impose sanctions on Iran again.
Answering a question about a possible meeting with his Iranian counterpart Hassan Rohani, the President of the United States said on July 30: “I do not know if they are ready. I imagine they will want to meet me, I’m ready to meet them whenever they want. ” He repeated the same offer on July 31, saying in a speech he had the “feeling” that the Iranian leaders would discuss “very soon” with the US authorities.
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