Zarif calls military approach towards Iran ‘ineffective’

TEHRAN (ISNA)- Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif reiterated on Saturday that military approach towards Iran would fail to do effectively.

“I have always said that military option against Iran does not prove effectively. They had better not to make such remarks. Off course, I believe that the option (military option) is not on the table,” he said in a press conference with his Australian counterpart Julie Bishop here in Tehran, referring to recent remarks of the US officials that still insist on military option against Iran.

“Dialogue is the best way to obtain a desirable result. Iran’s demand for peaceful (nuclear) technology should be recognized,” he said.

He also referred to the ISIL terrorist activities and said, “What is Iran doing in Iraq is under coordination with Iraqi government. We believe that Iraqi government should be supported at the international scene and no selective approach should be adopted.”

Zarif added that aerial bombardment (in Iraq) alone would fail to resolve the issue (terrorism) in Iraq. “Any terrorist activity and killing of civilians is unacceptable for us and Iraqi government and we hope that the crimes of ISIL and terrorist groups will end.”

By ISNA