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Velayati says US military threats against Iran endanger nuclear talks

IRNA - Islamic Republic News Agency

Tehran, May 17, IRNA -- Supreme Leader's Adviser in International Affairs Ali Akbar Velayati said on Sunday that US military threats against Iran endanger nuclear talks.

He made the remarks in an exclusive interview with Iranian media.

US military threat against Iran cannot get operational and US experienced defeat in war against countries which were not as strong as Iran, the official added.

He referred to US President Barak Obama electoral promises for returning back home the American soldiers and decreasing the US military interference in other countries and said that US strategy is to avoid anymore war.

The negotiations should get continued in a balanced interactive way based on the primary agreements reached between the two sides, Velayati added.

He underlined that US officials should abandon their hypocritical policy in order to realize their goals in nuclear talks.

US president says he will veto any anti-Iranian bill and in the meantime, it declares that will accept congress anti-Iranian bill, Velayati said, adding that US paradoxical approach and its military threats against Iran can sabotage the negotiations in principle.

He said that Iran wants removal of sanctions simultaneously with acceptance of limitation on its nuclear program.

Iran will not accept any nuclear limitation before removal of sanctions, Velayati reiterated.

He underlined that Iran has not accepted any time frame to limit its nuclear program and the Supreme Leader has clearly declared that Tehran will not accept any visit to its military sites.

US officials have insisted bypassing Iran's redlines but Iran's negotiating team considers all the redlines in its talks with P5+1, Velayati added.

He said that success of Iran talks will prove that diplomacy has been a useful tool to resolve Iranian nuclear issue.

Referring to defeat of US and its regional allies' policy in Syria, Iraq and Lebanon, Velayati said that US and its allies need success of nuclear talks with Iran.

Iran as a Muslim state will not allow US to realize its plot for dividing Syria, Iraq and Yemen and will support these countries' sovereignty, he added.


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