It comes after President Trump last year withdrew from the deal the Obama administration brokered with Iran and Britain, Germany, France, the European Union, Russia and China and reimposed crippling sanctions intended to force Tehran back to the negotiating table.
Iran’s Foreign Minister Javad Zarif said the country would not give in to the White House’s “maximum pressure” campaign.
“Iran will never yield to pressure from the United States. … If they want to talk to Iran, they should show respect,” Zarif said in a speech broadcast on state TV. “Never threaten an Iranian. … Iran has always resisted pressure, and has responded with respect when respected.”
But Foreign Ministry spokesman Abbas Mousavi said any steps taken so far are “reversible.”