Iranian Cleric: War on Iran to Inflict Heavy Costs on US, Israel

TEHRAN (Tasnim) – Iranian Cleric Ayatollah Ahmad Khatami warned the US against the consequences of taking military action against Iran, saying such aggression will inflict heavy costs not only on the US, but also on its ally, the Zionist regime of Israel.

Iranian Cleric: War on Iran to Inflict Heavy Costs on US, Israel

In an address to worshippers attending the Eid al-Adha prayers in Tehran on Wednesday, Ayatollah Khatami cautioned the US that it will be humiliated by the Iranian nation if it dares to cause any damage to the country.

“The costs of a possible US war on Iran will be definitely heavy for Americans, and any aggression against Iran will inflict costs not only on America, but also on its ally, the Zionist regime,” the cleric added.

He also rejected the idea of negotiations with the US, saying Iranians saw how Washington reneged on the 2015 nuclear deal and withdrew from the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) in an “inhuman” manner.

In comments on August 13, Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyed Ali Khamenei roundly dismissed the idea of negotiations with the US, saying dialogue with a bullying regime that uses talks as a tool for pursuing its hostile policies is forbidden and would be detrimental to Iran.

The Leader also noted that during the nuclear talks, Iran experienced the US method for talks, which is now being employed for dealing with North Korea.

“They (Americans) easily renege on promises and refuse to fulfill them after negotiations,” Ayatollah Khamenei underlined.

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