President: Iran to proceed with nuclear talks under leader guidance

Tehran, June 24, IRNA – President Hassan Rouhani underlined that the country’s negotiating team will continue its nuclear talks with the world powers under according to the guidelines of Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyed Ali Khamenei.

“As the Leader said last night our issue is negotiations; we do not want to merely adopt a stance, but we are looking for serious talks and a fair understanding,” Rouhani said, addressing a fasting feast in Tehran on Wednesday night.

In relevant remarks earlier this month, President Rouhani blasted the unfair sanctions imposed against the country, but meantime, underlined that they cannot force Tehran to accept the world powers’ unreasonable demands.

‘Those who have imposed sanctions against Iran have extremely oppressed this nation,’ Rouhani said, addressing a forum in Tehran.

‘But this doesn’t mean surrendering to their (the world powers’) unreasonable words; rather we should move against this problem and make progress step by step,’ he added.

His remarks came as Iran and the Group 5+1 (the US, Russia, China, Britain and France plus Germany) are in negotiations to find ways to settle their differences on Tehran’s nuclear program and remove sanctions.