Tehran 0
29 July 2020

Referring to U.S. efforts to extend the UN arms embargo on Iran beyond October, President Rouhani maintained that “they have been walking here and there from the White House from morning till night like a broker, but they have not succeeded until today, and if they do after this, we will give a decisive response”. Rouhani also referred to the U.S. 23 July “visual inspection” of an Iranian airliner over Syrian airspace, asserting: “the new campaign of the enemies is arrogance and dangerous actions in the international skies… This action is exactly air terrorism and should undoubtedly be treated as terrorism”. He further addressed the White House and said: “there is no other way for you against Iran and that is the implementation of rights, laws and regulations and compensation for the damage you have done to the Iranian nation, if you think the Iranian nation will be humble against your misconduct, you are wrong, our people will not be disappointed and will not give up resistance”.

Subscribe to Crisis Group’s Email Updates

Receive the best source of conflict analysis right in your inbox.