Iranian presidential aide reveals Tehran's strategy toward US

Iranian presidential aide reveals Tehran
# 21 May 2019 18:25 (UTC +04:00)

Iran's strategy to confront US hostile measures is based on a "no to war, no to sanctions" principle, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani's cultural adviser, Hesameddin Ashena, told Tasnim News Agency on Tuesday, ONA reports citing Sputnik.

"Firstly, we would not allow a war to take place in the region, and secondly, we will not brook remaining under sanctions… Our response to the United States is no to war and no to sanctions", Ashena said.

The comment comes in pursuit of a statement issued earlier in the day by Iranian President Hassan Rouhani, saying that the United States had requested negotiations with Tehran at least eight times. Rouhani added, however, that he did not consider the talks right in the current situation.