Iran will never bow to US pressures, says FM

Last Updated: Sat, May 04, 2019 14:47 hrs
Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif

Tehran: Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif has said his country will never bow to the US anti-Iran pressures, the media reported.

"We will find a way (to deal with the US pressures). We have done that for 40 years, and will do that now too," Zarif said in Qatari capital Doha on Thursday, Xinhua reported citing the Press TV.

Zarif, who attended the 16th ministerial meeting of the Asia Cooperation Dialogue in Doha, warned about the "existential threat" that the US unilateralism poses to the international community.

US President Donald Trump withdrew from the Iranian international nuclear deal in May last year and put sanctions on Iran, albeit with waivers allowing major importers to continue buying oil from Iran.

However, Washington announced last Monday that it decided not to reissue sanction waivers when they expire in early May. The decision, according to the White House, is intended to bring Iran's oil exports to zero.