Commander: Settlement of N. dispute not to end US enmity towards Iran

TEHRAN (FNA)- Commander of Iran’s Basij (volunteer) Forces Brigadier General Mohammad Reza Naqdi said on Wednesday that Washington will not end its hostility towards Tehran even if the country and the six major world powers cut a final nuclear agreement.

Naqdi underscored that it is illogical to assume that the enemies will remain committed to their pledges and avoid taking action against the country’s economic development.

He went on to say that the enemies of the Islamic establishment will never give up their approaches and policy.

Some western countries might oppose or agree imposition of economic sanctions against Iran but the US has always been going ahead with its hostile measures against Iran, Naqdi pointed out.

Late in May, Ground Force Commander Brigadier General Ahmad Reza Pourdastan rejected some speculations that the Iran-US talks within the framework of the Iran-powers nuclear talks means an end of animosity between the two arch foes, stressing that Washington is still Iran’s enemy as it continues its hostilities towards Tehran.

“The US hostility towards Iran has not ended and these animosities will still continue,” Pourdastan said addressing the closing ceremony of ‘Beitol Moqaddas 26’ military drills in Isfahan province.

He noted that Iran should be more watchful when the US officials speak about friendship with Iran as “the US has received a heavy blow from Iran”.

In relevant remarks early October, Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyed Ali Khamenei voiced strong support for President Hassan Rouhani’s diplomatic efforts, but meantime avoided throwing his weight behind each and every move that the president made in his New York visit, saying that he lacks trust in the US.

“We support the movement in government’s diplomacy, including the New York visit, since we hold trust in the … government and we are optimistic about it, but some of what happened in the New York visit were not proper because we believe the US administration is untrustworthy, conceited, illogical and unfaithful to its pledges,” Ayatollah Khamenei said, addressing a cadets graduation ceremony here in Tehran at the time.

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.

By Fars News Agency


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