Human Rights official: Wrong presumptions obstacle to Iran-west constructive talks

TEHRAN (FNA)- Secretary of Iran’s Human Rights Council Mohammad Javad Larijani said wrong presumptions blown up by certain sides and the western states’ double-standard policies are the main obstacles to constructive talks between Iran and the West.

“The obstacles to the constructive talks between Iran and the West are mainly the result of magnified and unilateralist wrong presumptions and the existence of the western countries and certain European governments’ double-standard criteria, which are rooted in the lack of heed to other cultures,” Larijani said in a meeting with Head of the Socialist Fraction and European Parliament’s Presiding Board member Hannes Swoboda in Tehran on Tuesday.

“The US and certain governments in West Europe have entered in a blind enmity towards Iran and the sanctions imposed in these days along with the political media invasion and specially the highly infamous gestures which included military threat show the West’s wrong attitude,” he added.

Washington and its western allies accuse Iran of trying to develop nuclear weapons under the cover of a civilian nuclear program, while they have never presented any corroborative evidence to substantiate their allegations. Iran denies the charges and insists that its nuclear program is for peaceful purposes only.

Tehran stresses that the country has always pursued a civilian path to provide power to the growing number of Iranian population, whose fossil fuel would eventually run dry.

Despite the rules enshrined in the Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) entitling every member state, including Iran, to the right of uranium enrichment, Tehran is now under four rounds of UN Security Council sanctions and the western embargos for turning down West’s calls to give up its right of uranium enrichment.

Tehran has dismissed West’s demands as politically tainted and illogical, stressing that sanctions and pressures merely consolidate Iranians’ national resolve to continue the path.

Tehran has repeatedly said that it considers its nuclear case closed as it has come clean of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)’s questions and suspicions about its past nuclear activities.

By Fars News Agency


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