Alaeddin Boroujerdi

US knows confrontation with Iran won’t work: MP

Chairman of Iran’s Majlis Committee on National Security and Foreign Policy Alaeddin Boroujerdi

A senior Iranian lawmaker says Washington has realized that the policy of confrontation is a non-starter in dealing with Iran, praising the Iranian negotiating team over its performance in the latest round of nuclear talks with six major world powers in Geneva.

“I believe Americans have now come to realize that the policy of confrontation doesn’t work, and success can only be achieved through the recognition of the Islamic Republic [of Iran]’s nuclear rights,” said Alaeddin Boroujerdi, the chairman of the National Security and Foreign Policy Committee of Iran’s Majlis on Sunday.

“Unfortunately, the bitter reality in the West is that the Zionist lobby there is so strong that even a superpower like the United States has to act in coordination with the Zionist regime and get its permission in order to make decisions,” said the top MP.

The Iranian legislator further pointed to the three-day talks between the representatives of Iran and the five permanent members of the UN Security Council – the United States, China, Russia, France and Britain – plus Germany in Geneva over Tehran’s nuclear energy program, adding Iran’s negotiating team accomplished an invaluable task which deserves praise.

He said Iran’s nuclear negotiating team did a great job in safeguarding the nation’s nuclear rights, but the Zionist lobbying coupled with submission to Israeli pressures by certain countries, namely France, kept the negotiations from reaching a final result

“France played a bad destructive role in line with the Zionist regime [of Israel]’s policies,” said the parliamentarian, alluding to French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius’ blatant support for Tel Aviv’s unwarranted worries over Tehran’s civilian nuclear work.

On November 9, Fabius said in Geneva that the Israeli regime’s “concerns” must be taken into consideration in the course of the nuclear talks, adding that there is “no certainty” whether Iran and the six powers will reach an agreement at the current stage.

Iran and the six powers could not reach a deal over Tehran’s nuclear energy program in the three-day talks in Geneva, but the two sides stressed significant progress had been made and expressed optimism about the prospect of achieving a deal.

Tehran and the five permanent members of the UN Security Council plus Germany will continue their nuclear negotiations in Geneva on November 20.

By Press TV


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