Iran Slammed Blinken’s “Threatening” Remarks, Vowed “Decisive” Reaction

Iran Slammed Blinken’s “Threatening” Remarks, Vowed “Decisive” Reaction

TEHRAN, Jan 31 (NNN-IRNA) – Iran warned the United States yesterday that, it will not tolerate any aggression against its territory and interests, and will react “decisively,” in response to what it calls “threatening” remarks by U.S. Secretary of State, Anthony Blinken.

The warning by Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman, Nasser Kanaani, comes a day after Blinken told the Arabic news channel, Al Arabiya that, “all options are available on the table” should the talks on the revival of the 2015 nuclear deal fail to come to fruition, according to a statement published on the ministry’s website.

Kanaani also warned the U.S. about the “legal and international responsibilities” of its “threatening” remarks, and the political consequences of such “provocative” comments.

He reaffirmed that, nuclear arms have no place in Iran’s national security doctrine, but the country will not stop its scientific, technical and technological progress in the nuclear field, in line with the Non-Proliferation Treaty.

Iran signed the nuclear deal, formally known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), with world powers in July, 2015, agreeing to put some curbs on its nuclear programme, in return for the removal of sanctions on the country. The United States, however, pulled out of the deal in May, 2018, and reimposed its unilateral sanctions on Iran, prompting the latter to reduce some of its nuclear commitments under the deal.– NNN-IRNA


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