Iranian demonstrators burn representations of the U.S. flag during a protest in front of the former U.S. Embassy in response to President Donald Trump’s decision to pull out of the nuclear deal and renew sanctions, in Tehran, Iran, May 9, 2018. (AP)

February 13, 2019

Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohamad Javad Zarif has reacted to US President Donald Trump’s tweet criticizing Iran’s government on the 40th anniversary of the 1979 revolution and calling on Trump to rethink the US policy.

Trump had tweeted late Monday, “40 years of corruption. 40 years of repression. 40 years of terror. The regime in Iran has produced only #40YearsofFailure. The long-suffering Iranian people deserve a much brighter future.”

Zarif, in response, tweeted, “#40YearsofFailure to accept that Iranians will never return to submission. #40YearsofFailure to adjust US policy to reality. #40YearsofFailure to destabilize Iran through blood & treasure.”

“After 40 years of wrong choices, time for Trump to rethink failed US policy,” he said.

Zarif considered that Iranian power is linked to Western mistakes. The reason behind Iran’s power is the Western support to Saddam Hussein and to ousting ruling regimes.

During the commemorations of the 40th anniversary of the revolution, Zarif said: “People are the pillar of this establishment’s power, that is why respecting the rights of people is not only a moral issue but a necessity for national security.”

He also said foreign pressure has failed to bring the Iranian government to its knees.

Moreover, Iran’s armed forces chief of staff Major General Mohammad Baqeri said: “Whether or not anything is said against Iran during the Warsaw meeting, it will fail to affect the Islamic Republic’s policy and power. We will wait and see if the Polish officials will stick to their word.”

Asharq Al-Awsat

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