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Speaking at an event at the Asia Society in New York,  Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said that the United States was pursuing a ‘very dangerous policy’ toward Iran.

Key quotes (via Reuters)

  • U.S. does not need a ‘new’ negotiating table, nuclear agreement ‘was the best deal that we could achieve’.
  • U.S. sanctions will not change Iran policy.
  • Doubts that President Donald Trump wants conflict with Iran.
  • On U.S. maximum pressure campaign on Iran, says Trump ‘thinks he can bring us to our knees, he’s mistaken’.
  • Iran believes it will find buyers for its oil, there will be consequences if U.S. prevents it.
  • It is in Iran’s national security to keep Strait of Hormuz open.
  • If U.S. wants to enter the Strait of Hormuz they have to talk to those protecting it and that is the Iranian Revolutionary Guards.