Tehran still doubts Iran-US ties success

While Iranian politicians finally broke the taboo of direct talks with the US during the last UN general assembly meeting in New York two weeks ago many in Iran are questioning the impartiality of the US President and his team in deciding on key political issues such as relations with Iran. Some lawmakers in Iran say that President Obama is under immense pressure from the Israeli lobby for not mending ties with Tehran.

Such views are further increased since Saturday when the leader of the Islamic Revolution of Iran Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei said that the US cannot win Iran’s full trust because of its servitude to the international Zionist network.

A soft tone was heard by politicians from both sides for the first time in more than three decades, after Iran’s president Hassan Rouhani addressed the UN general assembly, elaborating Iran’s positive intension for re-engaging with the west; a move which led to a telephone conversation between President Obama and President Rouhani for the first time.

But it didn’t take long until the US President returned to his previous tone in his meeting with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu who had come to Washington to stop the current political process.

Iran’s Foreign minister Javad Zarif says that he is disappointed with the US President’s remarks. He considers Obama’s comments as insulting to the Iranians. But Zarif also says that Tehran is ready to give Washington the opportunity to prove its goodwill toward the Iranian nation.

Foreign ministers of Iran and the P5+1 which includes the United States, Britain, Russia, China and France plus Germany are to meet in Geneva in mid October to find a solution to the disputes over Iran’s nuclear energy program and sanctions against Iran.

By Press TV


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