American anti-Iran attempts will come up against brick wall
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani has commented that the path that the United States is following in hostility with Iran is a definite “dead end,” emphasizing that Washington has no choice but to try to reverse its wrong course.
In a cabinet meeting in Tehran on Wednesday, President Rouhani remarked that the US made “a strategic mistake” back in 2018, when it unilaterally quit the 2015 nuclear deal and made the decision to re-impos sanctions against Iran’s economy.
He further stated that the Americans thought that they could bring the Iranian nation down to its knees through their severe economic pressure and countless oppressive sanctions, but the people of Iran have resisted over the past three and a half years.
“Although the Americans caused difficulties for us, they will not achieve their objective,” stated Rouhani, emphasizing that they “totally embarrassed themselves at the United Nations Security Council (UNSC), in the entire world, and even in the eyes of their own nation."
“They must now be regretting what they did and they will certainly need to reverse [what they have done]. They will definitely return [from that path]. That path is a dead end for the US. America has no other way but to reverse course, otherwise it will hit a wall,” Rouhani added.
Since its unilateral withdrawal from the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) in May 2018, the Trump Administration has increased efforts to destroy the nuclear accord.
Back in August, Washington put forth a resolution to extend the UN arms embargo on the Islamic Republic of Iran due to expire on October 18 under UNSC Resolution 2231, which endorsed the JCPOA.
However, it immediately encountered a very embarrassing defeat as Russia and China adamantly voted against the proposed resolution and the remaining 11 council members, such as France, Germany and the UK, decided to abstain.
Mike Pompeo, US Secretary of State, then lodged a complaint with UNSC President Dian Triansyah Djani, in an attempt to accuse Iran of violating the JCPOA.
He made the outrageous claim that Washington was still a member in the JCPOA and hence retained its right to activate a 30-day countdown to a return of all the previously-lifted UN sanctions that had been imposed on Iran previous to the nuclear deal.
However, the rest of the signatories to the JCPOA held that given that the United States had withdrew the accord, it had no right whatsoever to act in accordance with its provisions and could no longer trigger the celebrated snapback of sanctions.