Former Iranian president: US should look for peaceful approaches toward Tehran
Former Iranian president Ayatollah Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani on Friday recommended that White House officials will seek peaceful approaches toward the Islamic Republic.
Rafsanjani, in a sermon at Tehran weekly Friday prayers, said the policy of coercion toward Iran will never work, and warned US leaders against the consequences of any effort against Iran. "I explicitly tell the White House that ... these threats will bear no fruit. They will not frighten us nor our people. Neither can you implement these threats," he said, according to IRNA. "And if one day you ever think about implementing these threats, you will pay the price, yourself."
Rafsanjani said neither Iran nor anywhere in the Persian Gulf is a place for the US to seek adventures. "We recommend that they [US leaders] try to approach Iran through peaceful means and believe that this Revolution is lasting and eternal," he told worshipers at Tehran University campus.