Iranian Minister: No Plans for Business Ties with US for Now

Iranian Minister: No Plans for Business Ties with US for Now
Tue Sep 1, 2015 16:44:50

Iranian Minister of Industry, Mines, and Trade Mohammad Reza Nematzadeh announced that the country has no plans to establish economic relations with the United States.

Speaking to the Tasnim News Agency, Nematzadeh responded to some concerns about the possibility that the US may take advantage of a recent nuclear deal between Iran and six world powers for regaining foothold in the Islamic Republic.

He pointed to the Iranian administration’s view about business dealings with the US, saying, “For the time being, we do not have any plans for the establishment of economic relations with the US.”

In an interview with Bloomberg last week, Iran’s Deputy Foreign Minister for American and European Affairs Majid Takht Ravanchi had said, “For the time being, we’re not thinking about doing business with the United States per se.”

“Over time, if everything goes well, we’ll consider what the opportunities are,” he added.

In comments on August 17, Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyed Ali Khamenei underscored that Iran will foil any US attempt to infiltrate the Islamic Republic via a nuclear deal whose future is still uncertain.

“Americans seek to make an excuse to infiltrate Iran through a (nuclear) deal whose fate and whether it will be rejected or approved is not yet certain either in Iran or the US,” the Leader said.

Imam Khamenei also underlined that Iran acts “decisively” to block Washington’s abuse of the outcomes of the nuclear talks, noting, “With all our strong capabilities, we will not allow Americans’ economic, political or cultural infiltration or political presence in Iran”; tasnimnews reports