The Iranian foreign minister said on Saturday that Iran
would resist any US sanctions, just as it persevered during the 1980s Iran-Iraq
war when the forces of the then Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein launched a chemical
attack on an Iranian town.
“We persevered then, and will now,” Mohammad Javad Zarif tweeted in reference to the chemical attack on Sardasht. “We’ll never forget that Western world supported & armed Saddam... Security Council never condemned his gassing of our people.”