EC Secretary: Iran waiting for west’s confidence-building measures

TEHRAN (FNA)- Secretary of Iran’s Expediency Council Mohsen Rezayee underlined that Tehran is waiting for the western states’ confidence-building measures, specially by the US, since “they have not kept their promises on many occasions”.

In a meeting with a high-ranking Danish Foreign Ministry official Starbeck and Danish Ambassador to Iran Anders Christian Hougaard, Rezayee said the western governments have misinterpreted Iran’s goodwill.

He said that Iran has repeatedly reached agreements with the West over different issues but each time they, the US in particular, have breached promise.

Iran contributed to restoration of peace and security in Iraq and Afghanistan and campaign against terror and drug trafficking but the US refuses to acknowledge Iran’s efforts and do something in return, Rezayee said.

The Danish official, for his part, referred to 80-year old political ties between Iran and Denmark, calling for promotion of bilateral relations.

He urged Iran and the western governments to remove differences.

In relevant remarks earlier this month, Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokeswoman Marziyeh Afkham reminded the world powers of the tall wall of mistrust between the two sides, and said the western members of the Group 5+1 (the US, Russia, China, France and Britain plus Germany) should adopt serious measures to build Tehran’s confidence.

“There is a wall of mistrust” and one can be optimistic to say that the West would grab the opportunity and would “not allow this distrust to grow”, Afkham told reporters in Tehran.

Stressing that the western states are facing a momentous test of honesty, she said, “We believe that the West should take serious steps to build the Iranian nation’s confidence.”

In their late November talks in Geneva, Iran and the world powers reached a final deal after days of hard work and intensive negotiations.

By Fars News Agency


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