Mohsen Rezaei tells Austrian ambassador Europe and the US draw on fabrications and biased reports to issue statements against Iran and unfairly slap sanctions on us.
An August 6th issue of Resalat Newspaper covered a meeting between Secretary of the Iranian Expediency Council Mohsen Rezaei and Austrian Ambassador to Tehran Friedrich Stift. The following is a report the daily ran on the meeting:
The problem stems from the fact that Europe and the United States draw on fabrications and biased reports to issue statements against Iran and then slap sanctions on us, Mehr News Agency quoted Secretary of the Expediency Council Mohsen Rezaei as telling the Austrian diplomat in Tehran.
At the meeting, Rezaei recalled the pacifist nature of the Austrian nation and said Vienna can fairly reflect the realties on the ground in Iran to the rest of Europe and prevent unfair fuss-making against Tehran.
He further said the political system of the Islamic Republic of Iran incorporates democracy and novel Islamic principles, adding the model of governance that has proved effective in achieving security is that of Iran which is based on our version of Islam, not that of some other regional countries or Al-Qaeda and the Islamic State.
On human rights, he said that Iran does not deny oversight, the problem stems from the fact that Europe and the United States draw on fabrications and biased reports to issue statements against Iran and then slap sanctions on us. That is why Iranians view human rights and the nuclear case as mere excuses [for the West] to put pressure on the Iranian people.
Recalling the status of Iran, especially on the economic front, he said that closer interaction between the two sides serves the interests of both. For instance, we can sell natural gas to European countries including Austria, he concluded.