Iran’s policies and the way it seeks to message English audiences is calculated. This can be seen by comparing the way it speaks to regimes such as China, Russia with how it talks to westerners.
The United States said it was not finished imposing sanctions on Iran and planned more "very soon."
"I am apologizing to you for all the shortcomings ... in the past years during my time as foreign minister ... I thank the Iranian nation and officials."
"Netanyahu is a 'warmonger' and is in no position to criticize Iran's defensive missile program after publicly bragging about Israel's firepower."
"Incredible series of coincidences. Or, a simple chronology of a MOSSAD program to kill the JCPOA?" Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif wrote on Twitter.
"With the issue of the nuclear negotiations, I made a mistake in permitting our foreign minister to speak with them. It was a loss for us."
The 2015 nuclear deal, which lifted international sanctions in return for curbs on Iran's nuclear program, was Zarif' crowning achievement to date.
Trump has said that unless European allies fix the “terrible flaws” in the Iran nuclear deal by May 12, he will refuse to extend US sanctions relief for oil-producing Iran.
US allies and rivals spoke out in support of the Iran nuclear deal ahead of President Trump's May 12 deadline to "fix" it.
"We have stated many times that we won’t accept the statements that Israel, as a Zionist state, should be destroyed and wiped off the map."