German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas was set to meet with top-level US officials on May 23 for talks expected to center on the consequences of the United States' withdrawal from the 2015 nuclear deal between Iran and world powers.
On May 23, French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian said Paris would continue to implement the accord even if it did agree with the US that Iran's ballistic missile activity and regional hegemonic ambitions needed to be curbed.
Shamkhani said the world confirms that Iran has played a leading role in preventing the expansion of ISIS in Iraq, Syria, Lebanon and even Europe.
Scrapping the deal would allow Iran to resume its nuclear program and this would "massively jeopardize" Europe's security, Maas told reporters after what he called a frank but constructive meeting with Bolton.
He also said that Pompeo's false comments have been based upon the USA old and failed policies that were expressed only more brazenly and harshly this time. Iran must also release all USA citizens detained in the country.
Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei has said that Iran would defeat the United States if Iranian officials did their duty and that US President Donald Trump will vanish from history, like his predecessors.
European banks should "safeguard trade" with Tehran.
US sanctions lifted after the 2015 accord would be re-imposed, the top USA diplomat said, and those and new measures would together constitute "unprecedented financial pressure on the Iranian regime".
Trump, however, said a "real, comprehensive and lasting solution to the Iran nuclear threat" was being worked on by the United States and its allies. The Iranian nation have been victorious in all periods of history and I want to say it here, Mr Trump!
On May 22, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo had said that the US will "crush" Iran with military pressure and by imposing sanctions till the time it changes its behaviour in the Middle East.
"The Islamic Republic can not deal with a government that easily violates an global treaty, withdraws its signature and in a theatrical show brags about its withdrawal on television", he said in excepts of his remarks posted on his website.
A senior Iranian military official, Major General Mohammad Bagheri, said Terhan would not bow to Washington's pressure to limit its military activities.
Trump pulled the United States out of the accord earlier this month, shrugging off appeals from Washington's European allies which argued that the deal had succeeded in curbing Tehran's nuclear program in return for a lifting of sanctions.
Senior officials from the remaining parties to the accord - Britain, China, France, Germany and Russian Federation - will meet their Iranian counterpart on Friday in Vienna.