Iranian Foreign Minister Manouchehr Mottaki stated the West will "regret" its decision to impose "illegal" sanctions against Iran over its nuclear program. "Like previous years, we will make the West feel sorry for its illegal moves," Mottaki told reporters in Tehran on Thursday upon his arrival from an official visit to Syrian capital, Damascus.
"The US hatched plots in every field over the past 30 years to exert pressure on Iran. The recent ratification by the US Congress of illegal and unfair sanctions against Iran was in line with such plots," he was quoted as saying by Fars News Agency.
He said that imposing sanctions against Iran by the European Union was not a new issue and added that "the US hegemony has overshadowed the policies of Europe." The Iranian minister said the EU unilateral sanctions against Iran would lead to the loss of opportunities for the bloc to make economic interaction with Iran. He said that the incorrect policies of the EU over the past five years made Iran establish its foreign economic relations with other parts of the world.