US call for disconnecting Iran’s centrifuges is ridiculous

Hossein Sheikholeslam
Hossein Sheikholeslam

Hossein Sheikholeslam, an advisor to Iran’s parliament speaker, has dismissed as ridiculous a US appeal to Iran to disconnect its centrifuges .

Hossein Sheikholeslam, an advisor to Iran’s parliament speaker, has dismissed as ridiculous a US appeal to Iran to disconnect its centrifuges [from feeds of uranium].

The advisor told Fars News Agency on Monday that the offer which has been given extensive coverage by Western media has yet to be officially floated.

If that happens, it would reveal that Washington takes a childish view of the ongoing nuclear talks, or that the Americans are treating Iranians as idiots, he said.

Sheikholeslam went on to say that by so doing the White House intends to imply that although it has put forth yet another constructive proposal to advance the talks, Tehran has rejected the offer.

He also said that such an offer translates to an insult to the Iranian nation and its dignity.

His comments came after Washington called for disconnecting Iran’s centrifuge cascades instead of reducing their numbers, trying to play up the offer as a confidence-building measure.

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