Official: Trump’ administration lacks capacity for dialogue

FNA – Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister Seyed Abbas Araqchi blasted the US government for continuing anti-Iran rhetoric and policies, and said that American President Donald Trump and his administration lack the required potentials for engaging in negotiations with the Islamic Republic.

“The US measure suggests the fact that the current administration has no capacity for dialogue at all,” Araqchi told reporters after Iranian President Hassan Rouhani’s address to the UN General Assembly meeting in the city of New York on Tuesday.

“Reminding the US if there is any tendency to return to the JCPOA, it will be easier to return to 6 months ago than to 6 years ago,”

He described Rouhani’s remarks as Iran’s manifesto, and said due to the US government’s policies and the problems they create in the international community, there is a kind of individualism in international arena.

“This is while other countries’ leaders have pointed to multilateralism of global negotiations and attitudes,” he added.

The Iranian deputy foreign minister said that no matter how strong the US is, it is not entitled to undermine such meetings and organizations and threaten and prosecute international judges.

In relevant remarks on Tuesday, President Rouhani referred to the Trump administration’s disingenuous approach towards Iran and ruled out any chance of bilateral talks between Iran and the US, complaining that Washington calls for a meeting with him as it is in quest for regime change in Tehran.

“It is unfortunate that we are witnessing rulers in the world who think they can secure their interests better—or at least in the short-term ride public sentiments and gain popular support—through the fomenting of extremist nationalism and racism,” asserted the Iranian chief executive on Tuesday, addressing the 73rd session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) annual meetings.

He articulated that it is impossible for Iran to hold bilateral negotiations with a country which is dishonest in its call for dialogue. He was referring to the US concurrent efforts of funding terrorist groups which are after the fall of the democratic establishment in Iran.

Rouhani said his US counterpart has demanded bilateral talks, while he is also running efforts to regime change Tehran.