Discussing the prospects for U.S.-Iran negotiations, Foreign Minister Javad Zarif insisted that "we are not willing to talk to people who have broken their promises". He also asserted that "the U.S. is engaging in economic warfare against Iran. It has to stop... the U.S. does not have the legal position, does not have the moral position, does not have the political position, does not have the international position, to impose economic war on Iran". "Iran is not interested in escalation", Zarif added. "We have said very clearly that we will not be the party to begin escalation, but we will defend ourselves".
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