Head of Iran’s Quds terror group: Negotiations with the US is pure surrender
The chief of Iran’s extra-territorial newly designated terror group Quds Force Qassem Soleimani told a gathering in Tehran on Monday that negotiations with the US “in the current conditions is pure surrender and we will not bow so low”.
The 62-year-old Muslim terrorist also said that the way out of the current conditions is “resistance economy”, a term coined by Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei to show defiance in the face of international and US sanctions.
The reference to “current conditions” most probably points to Iran’s near-total economic isolation as a result of tough sanctions imposed by president Donald Trump’s administration, which have drastically reduced Iran’s oil exports, cutting off billions of dollars of badly needed revenues.
Earlier this week, the country’s foreign minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said that Iran will continue to find international buyers for its oil and use the Strait of Hormuz to transport it, threatening that if the United States tries to stop Tehran it should “be prepared for the consequences”.