Senior Iranian officials dismissed on Monday President Barack Obama’s claim that he is still prepared to take military action against Tehran’s disputed nuclear program.
Obama stated on Sunday that military action is still on the table, leading multiple Iranian government officials to call the comments “illogical” war rhetoric.
While Iranian officials indicated that they do not take Obama’s threat seriously, the regime’s military leaders simultaneously announced a flurry of new war weapons aimed at combatting Western military intervention.
Obama’s renewed insistence that military action in Iran is still on the table came just days after the administration backed down from its promise to launch a strike in Syria, where embattled President Bashar al-Assad is alleged to have used chemical weapons.
Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokeswoman Marzieh Afkham called Obama’s threat of military action “illogical and illegal.”
Iran does not view these threats seriously, Afkham said.
The “Obama administration would take a lesson from the unsuccessful experiences of the former U.S. administrations in their confrontations against the Iranian nation and accept that using the language of threat against the Islamic Republic of Iran will not have the least influence on the will of the Iranian nation and government concerning the restoration of their inalienable nuclear rights, including enrichment inside Iran,” Iran’s state-run Fars News Agency reported her as saying on Monday.