Bolton to Ayatollah: 'Don't Think You'll Have Many More Anniversaries'

Israel warns Iran this could be last anniversary

John Bolton to Iran's Ayatollah: 'I Don’t Think You’ll Have Many More Anniversaries to Enjoy'

US President Donald Trump stormed out of the deal previous year, calling it "terrible", and has reimposed sweeping US sanctions aimed at strangling Iran's economy and curbing its regional power.

"Today, 85 percent of our defensive equipment and needs are built by our own powerful, courageous engineers inside the country, whereas in the past regime, 95 percent of our weapons was foreign", Rouhani said.

Bolton, a leading hawk in the Trump administration's attempt to weaken Iranian influence, was tweeting as a huge crowd in Tehran gathered to celebrate the 1979 revolution, in which Muslim leader Ayatollah Ruholla Khomeini ended the centuries-old rule of the royal dynasty.

Rouhani promised that his country will not abandon missile programme and promised that the "enemy" conspiracies against Iran will fail.

The move was preceded by US President Donald Trump's announcement of Washington's withdrawal from the Iran nuclear deal in early May 2018. Zarif noted that Iranians are ready to take to the streets and show their support for the Islamic revolution when it comes to their national interests and security.

In January, Rouhani said Iran was dealing with its worst economic crisis since the Shah was toppled.

"After the implementation of JCPOA, Australia, like many other countries in the world, was very pleased for lifting the sanctions on Iran, and at the same time, we saw both the qualitative and quantitative expansion of the two countries' trade relations", the Australian ambassador to Iran, Ian Biggs said, Trend reports citing ILNA. "But if they attack us, we will raze Tel Aviv and Haifa to the ground", Javani told the state news agency IRNA.

The countries that are sending top officials to Warsaw are pushing for a tough line on Iran, including Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Arab allies of the United States such as the United Arab Emirates. "I am not ignoring the threats of the Iranian regime, but nor I am impressed by them", he said.

Iran also has vast clout in Iraq, where Major-General Qassem Soleimani, head of the overseas arm of the Revolutionary Guards, was frequently photographed guiding Shi'ite militias in the war against Sunni Islamic State militants.

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