Iran Rejects Media Speculation about Geneva Talks

Sunday, October 20, 2013

Iran’s Foreign Ministry spokeswoman has rejected media speculation about the content of Tehran’s proposal at the Geneva talks, stressing that the offer protects the country’s nuclear rights.

Marzieh Afkham said that the Geneva talks were a new chapter in talks between Iran and the five permanent members of the UN Security Council - the United States, China, Russia, France and Britain - plus Germany aimed at ending the impasse over Tehran’s nuclear program.

Describing Iran’s proposal as comprehensive, Afkham said the offer protects all the nuclear rights of the Islamic Republic and provides an opportunity to prove the futility of the West’s “pressure and negotiation approach.”

“Iran entered talks to reach an agreement,” said Afkham, adding that confidence-building and cooperation and providing grounds for achieving mutual understanding would become possible through taking balanced steps by both sides.

The Iranian official said recent propaganda and speculations in various media outlasts are mostly the work of radical and extremist currents particularly Zionist ones that want to sabotage the new approach by insinuating win-win talks are impossible.

“We hereby state that these speculations have no relevance in form or content to Iran’s proposals,” Afkham added.

Iran Foreign Ministry Spokeswoman Marzieh Afkham has also strongly condemned an Israeli plan to build a synagogue in al-Aqsa Mosque in East al-Quds (Jerusalem).

Afkham urged international and Islamic bodies to denounce the sacrilegious moves against divine religions, particularly Islam, in the occupied Palestinian lands.

She also called on these organizations to carry out their heavy responsibility by adopting strategies and taking decisive measures to stop the violation of the sanctity of al-Aqsa by Zionists.

*Photo Credit: ISNA ((Iranian Student's News Agency)

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