West admits failure of sanctions, threats against Iran: Official

Secretary of Iran’s Expediency Council Mohsen Rezaei has downplayed the US-engineered bans on the Islamic Republic, saying the West admits that its policy of sanctions and threats against Tehran has failed.

“The Iranian nation has proved that it has resisted against economic pressure and sanctions and will never withdraw from its divine ideals,” Rezaei told IRNA on Friday.

The secretary of Iran’s top arbitration body, who has recently announced his candidacy for the next presidential election in June, added that the recent talks between Tehran and the six major world powers of the P5+1 in Almaty, Kazakhstan, was a step forward to prove the legitimacy of Iran’s nuclear rights.

The latest round of the negotiations between Iran and the P5+1 was held in Almaty on February 27-28. The two sides agreed to convene again in the Kazakh city on April 5-6 to continue the talks after holding “expert-level” talks in the Turkish city of Istanbul on March 17-18.

The Iranian people’s resistance against the Westerners’ bullying made Western countries withdraw from their extremist policies, Rezaei pointed out.

The Iranian official reaffirmed the country’s stance on nuclear arms and emphasized that the access, use and manufacture of weapons of mass destruction have no place in the Islamic Republic’s logic.

On February 22, 2012, Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei said Iran considers the pursuit and possession of nuclear weapons “a grave sin” from every logical, religious and theoretical standpoint.

The Leader described the proliferation of nuclear weapons as “senseless, destructive and dangerous,” adding that the Iranian nation has never sought and will never seek atomic bombs as the country already has the conventional capacity to challenge the nuclear powers.

By Press TV


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