A senior Iranian commander says major powers must stop their confrontational policies on Iran and pursue interaction with the Islamic Republic.
“Major powers must maintain interactive relations with the Islamic Republic of Iran because our country is a prominent international power today,” Deputy Commander of Iran’s Islamic Revolution Guard Corps (IRGC) Brigadier General Hossein Salami said on Monday.
“The Americans have always known that the Islamic Republic of Iran does not seek nuclear bombs and will never do so in future,” he added.
Addressing the 68th annual session of the UN General Assembly in New York on September 24, US President Barack Obama said Washington prefers a diplomatic solution to its disputes with Iran.
He noted that resolution of the Iranian nuclear issue can bring about a possible thaw in frosty relations between the two countries.
The US president also referred to a fatwa issued by Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei fatwa “against the development of nuclear weapons” and said, “So these statements made by our respective governments should offer the basis for a meaningful agreement. We should be able to achieve a resolution that respects the rights of the Iranian people while giving the world confidence that the Iranian [nuclear] program is peaceful.”
The United States, Israel, and some of their allies have repeatedly accused Iran of pursuing non-civilian objectives in its nuclear energy program.
Iran rejects the allegation, arguing that as a committed signatory to the Non-Proliferation Treaty and a member of the International Atomic Energy Agency, it has the right to use nuclear technology for peaceful purposes.
By Press TV
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