Top commander: US words fully untrustworthy

TEHRAN (FNA)- Chief of Staff of the Iranian Armed Forces Major General Hassan Firouzabadi said Washington has proved after yearlong nuclear talks with Tehran in the format of the Iran-Group 5+1 negotiations that all its words are completely untrustworthy.

“Today, after a year of nuclear negotiations, the Americans have grown unreliable and have disgraced the US national prestige,” Firouzabadi said on Friday.

He underlined Iran’s growing clout and power, and said the Iranian nation has proved that political issues like the nuclear negotiations leave no impact on their strong will to defend the Islamic Revolution and continued path of progress.

The top military official further blasted the latest remarks made by US Secretary of State John Kerry following the last round of Iran-G5+1 talks in Vienna about the vital importance of Israel for the United States, saying, “What the Americans say that they see themselves responsible for the security of the occupying, criminal and child-killing Zionist regime is a wrong strategy.”

Elsewhere, Firouzabadi addressed US President Barack Obama, and called on him to prefer his own country’s national interests to the Zionists and become a source of honor for the American blacks in the short period of time left from his term.

In relevant remarks late November, Commander of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) Major General Mohammad Ali Jafari lashed out at the US for its cruelties against Iran, and said that Washington showed in the recent talks between Tehran and the world powers that its is not trustworthy.

“It became evident that the US is not trustworthy,” General Jafari said, addressing a huge gathering of Basiji (volunteer) forces in Kerman, Southern Iran.

“Today we can resolutely say that our people have found out that standing up and resistance against the enemies are the secret of our success …,” he added.

He reiterated that the Iranians should rely on their capabilities against the sanctions, and said, “Resistance was once just seen in Iran, but it has now spread to the Mediterranean coasts and close to the Zionists (Israel) … and they are afraid of this issue, but they cannot do anything.”

The 10th and last round of negotiations between Iran and the six world powers was held in Vienna from November 18 to 24.

In July, Tehran and the six countries agreed to extend negotiations until November 24 after they failed to reach an agreement on a number of key issues.

After the last round of the Vienna talks, Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif and EU coordinator Catherine Ashton announced that the deadline for negotiations had been extended until July 10, and the world powers had taken up to release $700 million of Iran’s frozen assets on a monthly basis.

By Fars News Agency


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