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Iran to Finally Benefit from Trump’s Lack of Prestige: Zarif

24 June 2018 16:19

 

Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif has said the US President Donald Trump’s policies and negative image in the world would finally be to Iran’s advantage.

“Military power does not form the main basis of a state’s power. The power of their words can be very effective. There was a factor that played a role during the [nuclear] negotiations that was called ‘lack of prestige cost,’ something that Trump is suffering from. This Trump’s lack of prestige will benefit us in the end,” Said the Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif in a meeting with representatives of Iran’s Chamber of Commerce, Industries, Mines and Agriculture this morning

Zarif blasted all those who have criticized the nuclear deal also known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) for being flawed, saying that the JCPOA was not the only international agreement that the US president pulled the US out of it.

He noted that Trump, in addition to the JCPOA, has so far left the Paris climate change agreement, Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) as well as NAFTA and some other international pacts, asking “were those agreements flawed too?”

The Iranian foreign minister said that he was sure the Americans would have tougher a time as a result of Trump’s policies. saying “in the past, the Americans used to sit in the White House and would do nothing and the Europeans as their pawns would do everything for them. But nowadays, we can see that the Europeans, contrary to the past, are not only not with the Americans but also they are opposed to them and do not accompany them.”

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