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Iran says US hit by 'hysteria' since dropping nuclear deal

AFP  |  Tehran 

on Friday said the is suffering from "hysteria" over its inability to find alternatives to the landmark nuclear deal it walked away from last year.

"pulled out of a comprehensive and legitimate agreement achieved through negotiation, and is now afflicted with chronic as it can't find an alternative to it", said on his Telegram channel.

The US pulled out of the 2015 nuclear accord negotiated with in May last year and reimposed punishing economic sanctions on the country.

The charge was Tehran's first reaction to anti-remarks made Thursday by US in while on a whistle-stop tour of the region.

Speaking at the American University, the top US said was creating an anti-Iran front -- the -- bringing together Gulf countries as well as and

"It's time for old rivalries to end, for the sake of the greater good of the region," Pompeo said.

Ghasemi called Pompeo's proposed plan "a path with no benefit for America" and said that it proves the current is the enemy of Iran and its people.

Pompeo's tour is aimed at reassuring US allies after Donald Trump's shock decision to withdraw all 2,000 American troops from

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First Published: Fri, January 11 2019. 21:50 IST