Iran's President Ebrahim Raisi has said that the West had failed to isolate his country, while also holding out the prospect of resuming talks on reviving a nuclear deal.
"The enemy tried to follow two strategies: one was to isolate Iran from the world and the other was to discourage the Iranian nation," Raisi said on Tuesday.
"It failed with both strategies. It didn't succeed in isolating Iran," he told a news conference in Tehran.
Raisi was referring to sanctions imposed on Iran since the United States torpedoed the nuclear deal in 2018, as well as protests that erupted in September 2022 over the death of Kurdish-Iranian woman Jina Mahsa Amini in custody.