The Iranian Foreign Ministry refutes claims that Tehran was forced to sit at the negotiating table.
The Iranian Foreign Ministry spokeswomen has said Iran entered nuclear talks with a constructive intention to put an end to the “fabricated” crisis, refuting claims that Tehran was forced to sit at the negotiating table.
Marziyeh Afkham made the remarks in reaction to the latest statements by US President Barack Obama about Iran’s “political will” to reach a nuclear agreement.
“Iran entered the nuclear talks given the peaceful nature of its nuclear activities and with an approach which is based on having constructive interaction,” Afkham said.
“It seems”, she added, “winning the US public opinion as well as fighting political rivals inside the US are the true reasons behind repeating a wrong analysis that Iran’s presence in the nuclear talks was a result of the oppressive and illegal sanctions.”
Afkham stressed it was “crystal clear that putting pressure on Iran has not been effective and has instead resulted in our country’s remarkable progress in all fields including in its peaceful nuclear program. We believe that is what has brought the US to the negotiating table.”
Reiterating Tehran’s political will to reach a nuclear agreement, the spokeswoman said, “Various reports of the International Atomic Energy Agency have proven that Iran has been committed to its obligations under the (interim) Geneva deal. This is proof of Iran’s seriousness in its decision on one hand, and will, on the other hand, and is indicative of the existence of a firm political will among Iranian authorities to reach a good nuclear agreement.”
“Now it is the American side that must make its final decision and prepare the grounds for reaching a comprehensive nuclear deal after throwing away its excessive demands and overcoming its domestic problems,” Afkham stressed.
Referring to the US president’s remarks on Iran’s internal affairs as well as on the relationship between the Iranian nation and its government, the spokeswoman recommended President Obama “avoid making such baseless and unrealistic comments and review the huge presence of the Iranian people on all national occasions and in post-Revolution elections.”
She referred to the anniversary of the victory of Iran’s 1979 Islamic Revolution as a symbol of the unity and solidarity among the Iranian nation and a firm response to those statements.
Afkham also denied as “unfounded and repeated” President Obama’s claims about Iran’s support for the terrorism describing them. “The US which is a supporter of the Zionist regime and encourages terrorist acts has better answer this question: ‘Weren’t it the US and its allies that supported the terrorist groups currently causing tensions in the region by making new crimes on a daily basis?’”