The Iranian Foreign Ministry has deplored US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo for criticizing Iran in a speech he made on Sunday.
The ministry released a statement on Monday describing Pompeo’s speech as meddling in Iran’s internal affairs. It also said his remarks reflect the United States’ long-term destabilizing and destructive policies in the Middle East.
The statement pointed out that Iranians are not concerned with the policies of US President Donald Trump, and that they will respond with solidarity.
In his speech, Pompeo described Iran’s leadership as resembling “the mafia more than a government”.