Monday, March 20, 2023

Iran committed to rationalism in nuclear talks, won’t bow to ballyhoo

The Iranian top MP says Tehran is committed to rationalism and won’t be intimidated in nuclear talks.

Ali Larijani, the Speaker of the Islamic Consultative Assembly said on Sunday that Tehran acts rationally in nuclear talks with P5+1 and is not interested in American political charm offensive which is nothing but a waste of time.

According to Islamic Republic News Agency (IRNA), the top MP, who was speaking at an open session of parliament, said the Americans are mistaken if they think they can resort to ballyhoo to restrict Iran’s nuclear activity.

He went on to say international law, rather than a bring-it-on mentality, should be at the center of talks. “In the run-up to the talks the Americans made some ill-thought-out comments to create deviation in the negotiations. […] Later at the negotiating table when they failed to impose their will and learned about Iran’s positive role in regional security – a realization which was somewhat reflected in the comments of their secretary of state at the UN Security Council – they started to resort to illogical Dos and Don’ts and issue threats.”


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