US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo delivers remarks on "After the Deal - A New Iran Strategy", at the Heritage Foundation in Washington.
It was a pointed response to Mr Pompeo, who issued a list of 12 demands addressing Iran's policies in the Middle East and its ballistic missile programme following the unilateral USA withdrawal from a 2015 nuclear deal between Tehran and world powers.
Responding to a U.S. demand to end its intervention in Syria, Iraq, Yemen, Lebanon and Afghanistan and to cease its uranium enrichment, Iran's President Hassan Rouhani attacked the Trump administration Monday.
"They might have to choose between doing business with Iran or the United States", West said.
The Iranian counterpart Javad Zarif said the USA was a prisoner of its "failed policies" and would suffer the consequences European Union foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini said Pompeo had not demonstrated how abandoning the deal made the region safer from nuclear proliferation.
"Iran will never again have carte blanche to dominate the Middle East", Pompeo said Monday, outlining 12 tough conditions from Washington for any "new deal" with Tehran.
On May 8, US President Donald Trump announced the Washington withdrawal from the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) or the Iran nuclear deal which limited the country's uranium enrichment in exchange for sanctions relief. He said on Monday that economic pressure on Iran needs to impact a wide array of actors in order to be effective. "Countries have their independence", he added. The spokesperson for the group, Hossein Marashi, had said the USA president is eager to talk to Iran directly without the participation of the Europeans and that his offer should be considered seriously.
In his first speech as secretary of state, Pompeo called for the Iranian people to oppose their government.
Iran has spread its influence across parts of the Middle East where there are large communities of fellow Shia Muslims, from Iraq to Lebanon.
The gains freed President Bashar Assad's forces to move with allied militiamen on remaining rebel-held territory in the south near the border with Israel, as Syria's chief ally Iran comes under growing pressure from the Trump administration to withdraw its troops from the country.
She reiterated that the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) had confirmed already 10 times that Iran has implemented "all its nuclear related commitments" under the agreement.
The overriding response to Monday's threat-laden speech by US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo was one of tired apathy.
Workers who want to take action against sexual harassment, pay discrimination, pregnancy discrimination and racial discrimination "may now be forced behind closed doors into an individual, costly - and often secret - arbitration process", said Fatima Goss Graves, president and CEO of the National Women's Law Center.
On May 18, the European Commission proposed to let EU members make payments for oil directly to the Iranian Central Bank to bypass U.S. sanctions. "At the end of the day, the Iranian people will get to make a choice about their leadership. That is their decision to make", Pompeo said. "They know where we stand".
Araqchi also questioned whether Europe can guarantee Iran's sale of crude oil, gas and petrochemical products now that the USA has withdrawn from the JCPOA and vowed to re-impose sanctions on the country.