Iran Slams US Carrot-and-Stick Policy on Tehran
Tuesday, December 4, 2012
Secretary of Iran’s Supreme National Security Council (SNSC) Saeed Jalili slams the US carrot-and-stick policy on Tehran, saying Washington lacks the necessary logic to engage in talks to resolve Iran nuclear issue.
“The US resort to pressure in parallel to invitation for talks shows the weakness of that government’s logic and the use of force instead of reasoning,” Jalili said.
He added that following multifaceted talks between Iran and the P5+1 group -- China, Russia, France, Britain, and the US plus Germany - in the Russian capital, Moscow, in June, the international community expects these countries to return to the negotiating table with a rational response to Tehran’s proposals.
The US should be held accountable for the six-month delay in the P5+1’s response to Iran’s proposals, Jalili pointed out.
Secretary of Iran's Supreme National Security Council has also stated that implementing democracy in Syria is the only way to save the Middle Eastern country out of crisis.
He said countries, which cause problems for Syria to achieve democracy, are part of the problem themselves.
He reiterated that the Islamic Republic of Iran is against any violence, and that the country is ready to help Damascus hold free elections.