Tehran defeated Iranophobia campaign: Zarif

TEHRAN, Dec. 18 (MNA) – The Iranian foreign minister Mohammad Javad Zarif says the most significant diplomatic achievement of the country’s new administration is the collapse of the Iranophobia campaign conducted by the enemies of Iran.

Every day the Israelis come up with a new lie and a new plan to increase Iranophobia, Zarif said in a live address on state television, discussing the activities of Iran’s Foreign Ministry since the new administration took office.

The Israelis were conducting a massive project to sully the image of Iran, but the entire plan failed in just a few months, he added.

Zarif said the preliminary nuclear deal between Iran and the five permanent members of the UN Security Council – Russia, China, France, Britain and the US – plus Germany is the main symbol of the collapse of the Iranophobia campaign.

“The Islamic republic will continue the same path, because we believe that our nuclear program is completely peaceful and those who have created threats are the threats themselves,” Zarif added.

He asserted the pressure led to the US Treasury Department adding some companies and individuals to its sanctions list for allegedly supporting Iran's nuclear energy program.

He added Tehran has made it clear that such acts can never help the efforts to build confidence with Iran.

The new US sanctions came despite the interim nuclear deal inked in Geneva which sought to set the stage for the full resolution of the West’s decade-old dispute with Iran over the country’s nuclear energy program.

Under the Geneva deal, it was agreed that no more nuclear-related sanctions would be imposed on Iran for a six-month period.

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