Iran MFA spox:

Tehran (IP) - The Spokesman of Iran's Ministry of Foreign Affairs said that the country's stance towards the US is clear and Tehran's attitude towards Washington will not differ unless US behavior change fundamentally.

Iran PressIran News: Speaking at his weekly press conference on Monday regarding the expansion of Iran's relations with the regional countries and some speculations about Iran's agreement with the United States, Kanani stated: "Iran's stance toward the United States is quite clear. We are on the eve of the American Human Rights Week, and we are on the eve of the American human rights review week, and I have listed some of America's crimes against Iran, which are only a few of the thousands of cruel actions of the American government against the people and government of Iran."

He said: "Iran's approach towards the US is based on their hostile behavior, and it is natural that Tehran's attitude towards Washington will not differ unless the latter's behavior changes fundamentally."

Kanani said: "Iran's foreign relations and national interests security has not been tied to a specific country or case, and the view of the country's current government is to establish balanced relations with different countries based on mutual respect."

Stating that the fundamental change in US behavior towards Iran is the prelude to any kind of change, he stated: "The view of the Leader of the Islamic Revolution (Ayatollah Khamenei) regarding the US is basically important to the Iranian nation and government."

Kanani added: "Iran expands its foreign relations with other countries based on national interests and mutual respect, and in the last two years we have seen the beneficial results of the approach of the government's regional integration policy."



Tehran not seeking negotiations for sake of negotiations

The Spokesman of Iran's Ministry of Foreign Affairs said that the plain –spoken negotiations between the country's Deputy Foreign Minister Ali Bagheri and Enrique Mora the European Union's coordinator of talks over the revival of the 2015 Iran Nuclear Deal known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) have been held; and we do not want negotiations for the sake of negotiations.

In response to the question raised by the press regarding the talks between Bagheri and Enrique Mora as well as the previous talks with the three European parties present in the JCPOA, Kanani said: "We will continue the negotiations and diplomatic approaches in different ways. This is done as the European countries are willing to hold talks with Iran.

Pointing out that Iran has topics of interest for discussion, one of which is the issue of lifting sanctions, and in this regard, negotiations were held with three European countries in Abu Dhabi, as well as a meeting with Mora in Doha, Kanani said: "Serious and plain–spoken negotiations between Bagheri and European sides have been held; we have to see if the other party is ready to correct and modify its behavior or not.



Kanani added: "Iran's positions have been clearly stated to the European parties and their positions have been heard, and we announced that we will go to negotiations to achieve positive results and lift sanctions, and we do not want negotiations for the sake of negotiations."

The spokesman of Iran's Ministry of Foreign Affairs said: "Meanwhile, we have used the capacity of other parties such as Oman to secure our national interests."


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