On Monday, Iran’s Foreign Ministry Spokesman Bahram Ghasemi said during his weekly press conference in Tehran that U.S. President Donald Trump’s remarks and harsh stance against the Islamic Republic are “hostile” and “threatening.” Ghasemi also added that while Iran believed Trump’s rhetoric is aggressive in nature, they will be patient and not make “hasty judgements.”
Ghasemi told reporters that Trump’s remarks are “hostile” and “threatening,” but they are not afraid because the nation of Iran has “become accustomed to such hostility” from over three decades of dealing with American leadership.
“Of course this is nothing new and we are not too much concerned,” Ghasemi said. “We have been faced with different governments of US for more than three decades and have become accustomed to such hostility. But realities will impose themselves on the situation in due time.”
Ghasemi added that Iran’s missile program is in Iran’s best interests and Trump should not get involved.
“The missile program and all our other domestic affairs are solely related to the government, establishment and the people of Iran,” he said. “We make our own decisions on national interests and do not need any consultations or negotiations with outsiders.”
Ghasemi said that the Islamic Republic will be patient and see how the U.S. conducts itself before they will make any moves.
“I still believe that we should be patient and not make hasty judgments,” he told reporters. “We should wait and see how the US government will take measures toward its domestic issues, as well international affairs.”
The Trump administration has been highly critical of Iran’s missile testing that they’ve conducted in recent weeks. On Wednesday, national security advisor Michael Flynn announced that the United States was officially putting Iran “on notice” for their ballistic missile testing.