Top diplomat: World has no way but dealing with Iran respectfully

TEHRAN (FNA)- Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif underlined that the era of threatening and pressure has ended and the world should deal with Iran respectfully.

Zarif made the remarks, referring to the November 24 agreement between Iran and the five permanent United Nations Security Council members plus Germany to lay the groundwork for the full resolution of the West’s decade-old dispute with Iran over its nuclear energy program.

In exchange for Tehran’s confidence-building bid to limit certain aspects of its nuclear activities, the Sextet of world powers agreed to lift some of the existing sanctions against Tehran.

Addressing the Iranian expatriates in the UAE, he said that the Islamic Republic cannot trust the big world power because of their bad records.

“The Iranian nation has provided an opportunity for the major world powers to take part at a test to gain the (Iranian) nation’s trust,” he added.

The Iranian top diplomat said that the continuation of this path is even tougher, arguing, “We have entered a field that can eventually be beneficial for the Iranians inside and outside Iran and also for the region, which will be rid of the nightmare of crisis.”

He noted that now the path is paved for Iran’s return to the world markets; Iran now has the possibility of cooperation, and the economic activists should take the best use of this emerged opportunity.

Zarif said that the world has no way, but to deal with Iran and the Iranians respectfully, adding, “The language of pressure, threats and force does not work in dealing with the Iranians.”

By Fars News Agency

 

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