Rohani calls for serious nuclear talks with west

Rohani calls for serious nuclear talks with west
Fri Jun 21, 2013 20:56:22

Iran’s President-Elect Hassan Rohani says the west should turn toward “serious and real negotiations instead of pressure” for making progress on country’s nuclear program.

Speaking at a televised speech which was aired on Friday, Rohani said Iran has been conducting its nuclear activities under international laws and has never violated NPT regulations.

He said current negotiations between Iran and western powers “as themselves refer, are talks with pressures”.

Rohani added, “The 5+1 talks have so far been able to somehow calm the political environment but we have not seen a practical results out of these negotiations”.

“Negotiations should reach to agreements but it hasn’t been achieved till today,” Iran’s President-Elect said.

About Iran’s political conflicts with the United States, Rohani said he believed “there is a win-win situation in dealing with the United States”, adding that if the Americans are “honest and ready for talks”, an agreement can be expected.

“However we have never seen such stance from the United States,” he added.

“I reject war with America... war does not benefit any side and I think at present the US is not thinking about war either,” Rohani said speaking on the possibility of any confrontation with the United States.

He said the US sought military action against Iran under the government of former president George W. Bush but now “the US is aware of the destructive consequences of the war for both the region and itself”.

“Today maybe there are only the Zionists who are looking for war,” he added referring to Israeli regime’s warmongering rhetoric against the Islamic republic.

The United States and the European Union have imposed illegal unilateral sanctions against Iran over the false claim that Iran's nuclear energy program includes a military component.

Iran rejects the allegation, arguing that numerous inspections of its nuclear sites by the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) have invariably failed to find any diversion toward military purposes.

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