Khamenei says Iran does not have anything to be concerned about

Khamenei says Iran does not have anything to be concerned about

Khamenei says Iran does not have anything to be concerned about

The US is now also pushing Pyongyang to scrap its nuclear capabilities after Trump and North Korea's leader Kim Jong Un agreed a vague commitment to "denuclearisation of the Korean Peninsula" at their landmark summit in June.

Critics accused him of mismanagement and blamed him for the country's recent economic problems, which have been exacerbated by the restoration of USA sanctions lifted under the 2015 nuclear agreement.

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif was cited by an Iranian newspaper, as saying that a U.S. plan to stop Iranian oil exports will not succeed.

During his meeting with North Korean Foreign Minister Ri Yong-ho in Tehran on Wednesday, Rouhani warned him that United States was "an unreliable and untrustworthy" negotiating partner that did not honour "any of its commitments".

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani has vowed that Iran will stand firm against threats by the United States over oil shipments, after Washington reimposed economic sanctions on the Islamic republic.

"You have all these different pressures and people are getting upset and for the most part, from what we can tell, they're blaming the regime and they're not really blaming the U.S.", Politico foreign affairs correspondent Nahal Toosi said on the Bill Press Show.

Following the meeting, which came hours after U.S. re-imposed sanctions on Tehran, on Wednesday the Iranian President stated that Tehran welcomed the prospect of pace and security through the Korean Peninsula in order to establish new trade links with the country.


U.S. Central Command head Gen. Joseph Votel said he believes that the exercise was meant to be a message to Washington over re-imposing economic sanctions on Iran.

The Commander-in-Chief's stark warning comes on the heels of his administration's decision to re-impose tough penalties on the Islamic Republic just months after the United States withdrew from the botched nuclear agreement.

"Anyone doing business with Iran will NOT be doing business with the United States. These are the most biting sanctions ever imposed, and in November they ratchet up to yet another level", Trump wrote on Twitter.

Trump decided this year to pull out of the agreement, ignoring pleas from the other world powers that had co-sponsored the deal, including Washington's main European allies, Britain, France and Germany, as well as Russian Federation and China.

Among large European companies that have suspended plans to invest in Iran are France's oil major Total and its big carmakers, PSA and Renault. The Trump tactics have deepened an already serious economic crisis in Iran, fuelling protests around the country.

His visit to Iran is the first by a high-ranking DPRK delegation since August a year ago, when President of the Presidium of the Supreme People's Assembly Kim Yong Nam and vice foreign minister Choe Hui Chol spent several days in the country.

Trump said Monday that he was open to new talks to reach a "more comprehensive deal" with Iran.

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