Foreign Minister Javad Zarif argued that “hostile and humiliating actions against civilians is called terrorism. When [the] U.S. Secretary of State, Mike Pompeo, says Iranians should force their government to change its policy, if they want to have food, I think he doesn’t have good advisers and lawyers, because his remarks mean terrorism, which is a war crime and terrorism is a sort of international crime”. Zarif went on to state that “the pressures are continuously on the rise, although our capabilities are also rising to counter sanctions. Iran’s approach to counter the maximum pressure is maximum resistance which its most important principle is to rely on domestic capabilities”.
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