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No Plan to Negotiate with US

Saturday, February 9, 2013

Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman Ramin Mehmanparast says the Islamic Republic has no plan to hold talks with the United States.

He said that “negotiation with the US is not on the agenda” of any Iranian official.

“Based on a framework defined by the Leader of the Islamic Revolution, Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei, negotiation with the US is not possible and is not in the cards unless the Americans reconsider their attitude and apologize to Iran for 60 years of hostile and oppressive actions,” he added.

The Iranian official took the US government to task for offering to negotiate with Iran amid “threats, political and economic pressure”.

“Iran is a great country with rich culture and the US could never dominate our country with threats and pressure because the Iranian nation always favors logic and dialogue,” Mehmanparast said.

Iran’s Foreign Ministry Spokesman also said the United States dreads the turning of the Islamic world into a major global power.

“The US is fearful of the change of the Islamic world into a big power,” Mehmanparast said.

The Iranian official said that the US has no problem with Tehran’s nuclear energy program but increases pressure and sanctions on the country because it is afraid of a powerful Islamic world.

Mehmanparast said that global arrogance has harbored strong animosity towards Iran since the victory of the Islamic Revolution in the country.

He said that arrogant powers have threatened Iran in different forms and put the country under various pressures, adding they will not, however, launch an attack against the Islamic Republic as the move will cost them dearly.

He also said that Washington is doing its utmost to undermine the wave of the Islamic Awakening in Muslim countries.

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