DUBAI, Sep. 26 (Reuters / EP) –
The Iranian supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, said Thursday that European countries are unlikely to help the country in terms of US sanctions, and that Tehran “must abandon all hope” in this regard, according to the official website of the president .
Specifically, Khamenei has indicated that “despite their promises, Europeans have practically adhered to American sanctions, have not initiated any action and are unlikely to do anything for the Islamic Republic in the future. So (Iran) should abandon all hope with the Europeans. ”
“There should be no confidence in countries that have held the flag of hostility against the Islamic system of Iran, led by the United States and some European countries, because they are abiently hostile to the Iranian people,” the leader added.
The United Kingdom, France and Germany, countries that have a nuclear agreement with Iran since 2015, have attempted to establish a trade mechanism that allows food and humanitarian aid to be exchanged with the country after the United States withdrew from the agreement and reimposed sanctions. However, this mechanism is not yet operational.
Iran has repeatedly specified that it will increase its nuclear activities unless European countries do something to protect the Iranian economy from the impact caused by US sanctions.
“The road to interaction and negotiations is open to all countries other than America and the Zionist regime of Israel,” Jamenei assured the country's religious body.