• Wed / 26 June 2019 / 17:25
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The deceit of talks with US

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Tehran (ISNA) – US officials and President Donald Trump and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo at the head of them claim they are ready for talks with Iran, repeating the assertions every day in their rhetoric. But the remarks are accompanied by intimidation, military threat and increasing political and economic sanctions, which make their claims seem false and meaningless.

In his Wednesday statement, Iran’s Supreme Leader started with refusing assertion by US officials to negotiate with Tehran: US’ proposal to hold talks is a deceit. When the enemy couldn’t reach its purpose by pressure, it proposes negotiation presuming Iran’s nation naive.

The leader said the negotiation bid pursues disarmament and elimination of Iranian nation’s strength.

In this regard, other Iranian officials also insisted that US’ negotiation bid is only real when not accompanied by threats, otherwise it’s just bullying.

President Hassan Rouhani said, “Americans has proved that their claim to hold talks with Iran is just groundless, false and vain. While Japanese Prime Minister, Shinzo Abe was holding talks in Tehran, US imposed a new sanction, which was the best way to show that he is a liar who is playing game”.

Foreign Ministry spokesman, Seyyed Abbas Mousavi pointed to American officials’ inconsistent statements, saying, “Such paradox in remarks by American officials over Iran shows their political confusion, lack of policy and uncertainty”.

“We don’t consider such rhetoric and the only important thing for Iran is practical measure and a change in US’ political approach towards Iran,” he added, calling US officials’ claims deceptive and unreal which are aimed at attracting public opinion.

Iran ambassador to United Nations, Majid Takht-Ravanchi noted, “How can we negotiate with a government that puts people under pressure? They imposed new sanctions just recently. How can we hold talks with somebody who threatens Iran?”

“The current situation is not prepared for talks. You can't sit on negotiation table under the shadow of threats. That was US that began tensions against Iran,” he added.

Advisor to President Rouhani, Hessamoddin Ashena stressed that US’ readiness for holding talks without precondition is not acceptable, as sanctions and threats continue.

Iran ambassador to UK, Hamid Baeidinejad said, “Washington can’t force Iran for negotiation by putting pressure”.

Spokesman of the Guardian Council, Abbasali Kadkhodaei said, “As the Supreme Leader said, negotiation with US’ untrustworthy administration is a lethal poison”.

Spokesperson of the parliament's commission on national security and foreign policy, Seyed Hossein Naghavi Hosseini said, “US’ new sanctions on Iranian top officials show that Washington’s administration is unreliable and unnegotiable and we can’t hold talks under current situation”.

Iran’s ambassador to Japan, Morteza Rahmani Movahed said, “US left the JCPOA negotiation table and its claim to hold talks with no precondition is a deceit. If US is honest, it should return to the JCPOA and lift sanctions”. 

Former member of Parliament’s national security and foreign policy commission, Abbas Ali Mansouri Arani said, “Under a situation that Trump imposes sanctions on one hand and talks about negotiations on the other hand, undoubtedly, the talks are doomed to failure and we shouldn’t accept the bid”.

Iran newspaper’s political analyst, Abbas Abdi said, “Negotiation under current situation is meaningless. There is no prospect for achieving an agreement. Any negotiation under current situation means accepting bullying and irrational claims of the other side and will have no achievement”.

Representative of Golpayegan and Khvansar district in Iran’s Parliament, Ali Bakhtiar said, “All the Iranian officials believe that we can’t negotiate with Washington under current situation would be to the detriment of the Islamic Republic”.

Grand Ayatollah Naser Makarem Shirazi said, “The first condition of negotiation is mutual trust. You can’t negotiate with Washington which is untrustworthy and doesn’t adhere to the principals and agreements”.

By Sepideh Hashemi and Ghazaal Hoseinkhani

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