Negotiation, Iran’s outset approach, Larijani says

TEHRAN, Dec. 2 (MNA) – The Parliament speaker has said Islamic Republic of Iran’s approach from the outset was to negotiate.
Mehr News reported that the West should not assume that Iranians had been seeking negotiation out of the pressures from sanctions, but that “Iran’s approach was negotiation from the outset.”

Economic boom would provide more options for us in negotiations

The Parliament speaker also said that the economy would recover from recession and more options would be provided for the country in international negotiations. “Despite 3 decades from the Revolution, many countries have been showing teeth, fangs and claws, but have not been courageous enough to act,” Larijani said.

“The Revolutionary spirit has not yet died in the young people. We are not like oil-rich countries who sell their country with a phone call,” he asserted, and that “however they may boast their power, in practice would do nothing threatening to the Islamic Republic, since we have a great asset of young people invested with determination of steel.”

We would not let nuclear knowledge out of the hands of young and public

Larijani praised Iranians’ resistance and believed that it was very valuable for an honorable living. “For more than a decade the enemies have been posing hurdles in the way of our progress through adventurism in our nuclear program,” he added, and that “for some time, we stopped any activity out of good will, they however did not stop their adventurism.”

The Parliament speaker told that Iran has only one word to say and it is “we cannot deprive our young and people from their right to nuclear knowledge, do not think that threat by a European politician would intimidate Iranians.”

Larijani emphasized that in nuclear program Iran had not have any secrecy and it had not sought nuclear weapons.

“Negotiations are the optimal path to settle the differences; but if you entertain the idea of shutting down of the entire Iranian nuclear program, so why would you negotiate?” he asked rhetorically.

“The Islamic Republic of Iran believes that through negotiations all problems would be solved. The western countries should not assume that we sought negotiations out of pressure of sanctions. If they did so, they are on the wrong track,” he said.

Larijani said that Iranian people will stand for their beliefs and had adopted the path for negotiations. “Iranian public carefully watches negotiations and believe that peaceful nuclear knowledge as their rights. They would negotiate strongly, since there is no secrecy in our activities,” he added.

By Mehr News Agency 


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