TEHRAN (FNA)- Iranian Judiciary Chief Sadeq Amoli Larijani said he is deeply doubtful about the US officials’ true willingness to hold talk with Iran, and said such an approach should be studied vigilantly and with an eye on the Americans’ past inimical behavior towards Tehran.
“What is clear and explicit in the Americans’ messages to Iran is that the essence of their remarks is different,” Amoli Larijani said, addressing high-ranking Judiciary officials in Tehran on Wednesday.
He referred to the remarks uttered by Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyed Ali Khamenei on the same issue on Tuesday, and said as Ayatollah Khamenei said “the Iranian statesmen and politicians should pay attention to the real personality, behavior and character of the US”.
Amoli Larijani underlined that any negotiation (with the US) should be held under a comprehensive and complete understanding of the other side, and said Washington’s plots and wrong deeds against the Iranian nation shouldn’t be forgotten.
On Tuesday, Ayatollah Khamenei said he has long held the belief in “heroic flexibility” in domestic and foreign policy, but cautioned that the tactic which is very necessary on some occasions should only be practiced after one gathers deep insight about the nature of his/her rivals.
“I agree with the issue that I called some years ago as heroic flexibility since this move is highly good and necessary on certain occasions, but with commitment to one main condition,” Ayatollah Khamenei said, addressing high-ranking commanders and veterans of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) in Tehran on Tuesday, where he underlined his support for correct and logical moves on the scenes of foreign and domestic policy.
He described apprehending the opposite side’s nature and gathering a correct understanding of his goal-setting as the main condition for using the heroic flexibility tactic, and said, “A technical wrestler also shows flexibility for technical reasons sometimes, but he would never forget who his rival is and what his main goal is.”
Ayatollah Khamenei underlined the necessity of complete loyalty to Islam and revolution values, saying whoever is more loyal to the main message of the Islamic Revolution and can analyze the enemies’ plots and behavior within the framework of the hegemonic system’s challenge with the Islamic Revolution will be further exposed to the arrogant powers’ fury and wrath.
His remarks came after Iran confirmed receiving a letter from US President Barack Obama, but dismissed media reports that the message included Washington’s certain demands from Tehran on Syria.
“Obama’s letter was received, but it was not about Syria and it was a congratulation letter (to Iranian President Hassan Rouhani) whose response was sent,” Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokeswoman Marziyeh Afkham told reporters in Tehran on Tuesday, adding that the two letter also discussed other issues as well.
She, meantime, criticized Obama’s recent threatening remarks against Iran, and said, “Unfortunately, the US administration still speaks with the language of threat, and to hold talks with Iran, this language should change to a language of respect; insistence on illogical and unreal positions will yield no results.”
Afkham expressed the hope that the US foreign policy would grew pragmatic, lamenting that the US administration has made its interests and foreign policy a hostage of pressure groups.
In relevant remarks on Monday, Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif called on Washington to stop threats against the Islamic Republic, and said Tehran is ready to take confidence-building measures to prove the peaceful nature of its nuclear program.
“We are ready to build the US confidence over the peaceful nature of Iran’s nuclear program and want the US to show its honest determination to (establish) peace and drop the language of threat,” Zarif said in an interview with the Lebanese al-Mayadeen news channel, adding that Iran and the US are suffering from a lack of mutual confidence.
He said that inviting others to war against a world country is a dangerous crime which “is not in the interest of our friends and even the US”.
Zarif referred to the US and its allies’ war rhetoric against Syria, and stressed that the Syrian crisis should be settled through peaceful and political means and “we hope that there is no more a possibility for military action against Syria”.
The Iranian top diplomat underlined Tehran’s willingness to peacefully settle the regional problems through cooperation with other countries.
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