Iranian President Hassan Rouhani listens during a joint press conference with Austrian President following talks on July 4, 2018 at the Hofburg Palace in Vienna. (AFP)
TEHRAN, July 25 (Xinhua) -- Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said Wednesday that resistance is the most powerful response to the United States' anti-Iran policies .
"The Iranian nation has from the start stood up to the American rulers' intransigence, misconduct and breach of promises in all areas, and has chosen to follow the path of resistance," Rouhani was quoted as saying by Press TV.
He lashed out at the recent comments by the U.S. officials against Iran as "baseless and unfounded," saying that their "hollow threats" do not even warrant a response.
On Sunday, the U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo told a gathering of group of Iranian-American in California that "the level of corruption and wealth among Iranian leaders shows that Iran is run by something that resembles the mafia more than a government."
Following U.S. President Donald Trump's decision to quit the historic Iran nuclear pact on May 8, the United States vowed to re-impose sanctions lifted under the accord against Iran and inflict punishments on nations that have business links with the Islamic country.
The White House has announced that it would bring Iran's oil sales down to "zero."
Rouhani said Wednesday that Iran has undertaken legal international efforts to confront the United States' misdeeds.
He said the proceedings have yielded their "first success" with the International Court of Justice announcing to the United States that it was not allowed to take any action that would influence the tribunal's potential rulings before "Iran's complaint is addressed."
"This is a warning to the United States by the world's most senior legal authority," he said.
"Today, an absolute majority of world states condemn or view U.S. actions as wrong," said the president, describing it as proof that the Iranian nation's resistance has been fruitful.