Iran will respond to any sort of adventurism by means of its legitimate military might: Diplomat
Iran will respond to any act of ‘adventurism’ from its aggressors by means of its military prowess, says an Iranian diplomat, playing down reports about US President Donald Trump’s intention to attack Iranian nuclear sites.
The New York Times on Monday quoted four current and former US officials as saying that Trump, with two months left in office, had asked senior advisers in an Oval Office meeting on Thursday whether he had options to take action against Iran’s main nuclear sites in the coming weeks.
“A range of senior advisers dissuaded the president from moving ahead with a military strike,” the Times reported.
Trump has refused to concede and is challenging the results of the November 3 Presidential Election.
Alireza Miryousefi, spokesman for Iran’s permanent mission to the United Nations in New York, said the Islamic Republic’s nuclear program is purely devised for peaceful purposes and civilian use.
Trump’s move in 2018 to withdraw the United States from the multilateral nuclear agreement of 2015, known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), has failed to alter Iran’s nuclear program.
Miryousefi emphasized that the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) has verified this issue in several reports.
Iran has proven to be capable of using its legitimate military might, he added, to prevent or respond to any type of adventurism from aggressors.
Trump has also re-instated the anti-Iran sanctions that had been lifted under the JCPOA. He imposed secondary sanctions on third parties that sought to do business with Iran, effectively targeting the European parties to the agreement.
Verified by the UN nuclear agency, Iran remained fully compliant with the JCPOA for an entire year, waiting for the co-signatories to honor their commitments and offset the impacts of the US withdrawal.
But, as the European parties continued to renege on their obligations, the Islamic Republic moved to scale down its commitment in a gradual format and based on the provisions of the accord itself that addressed a party’s legal rights in case of non-performance by other sides.
Source: Press TV