جمعه ۱۹ آذر ۱۳۹۵ تهران ۲۱:۰۷ - ۹ دسامبر ۲۰۱۶
As the war of words escalates between Washington and Tehran, Iran’s President Mohammed Khatami at the end of a ten-day tour of African countries, called on US to abandon its “policy of aggressive unilateralism.” Speaking today in Uganda, Khatami said Washington's post-9/11 strategies have caused "useless wars" and has led to more insecurity and more terrorism in the world.
He warned the United States that his country would defend itself from any hostile U.S. action. He said: “If any country tries to invade our country we are strong enough to defend ourselves.” He added: “ No one will benefit from an attack on our country, including the United States.”
Khatami’s remarks came after U.S. President George W. Bush recently said he would consider a-l-l options regarding Iran if it does not stop its nuclear program, which Washington says is a cover for making atomic weapons.
Earlier, Iranian Foreign Minister Kamal Kharrazi said recent U.S. statements about possible military action against Iran are "psychological warfare" intended to influence Iranian policy.