Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif says a recent proposal by the United States to enter into negotiations with Iran over Tehran’s nuclear issue while re-imposing sanctions against the country is nothing but propaganda.
“Iran will never change its policies in the region under US sanctions and pressure,” IRNA quoted Zarif as speaking in an interview with the Doha-based Al Jazeera broadcaster on Monday.
Emphasizing that Washington must lift the bans on Tehran, Iran’s foreign minister said, “Iran will never hold negotiations about its missile program, because our missiles do not threaten anybody.”
President Donald Trump said on July 30 that he is ready to meet his Iranian counterpart, Hassan Rouhani, “any time they want to.”
“It’s good for the country, good for them, good for us and good for the world. No preconditions. If they want to meet, I’ll meet,” Trump said.
Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei said on Monday that the Islamic Republic will not enter into new negotiations with the United States due to cheating and bullying nature of its government.