TEHRAN, YJC. – Iranian President Hassan Rouhani has highlighted that the country’s officials “seek to take away the tool of sanctions from the enemy through negotiations because sanctions are unjust, cruel and in contravention of human rights,” reaffirming that “talks are the best way” to put an end to the Iranian nuclear standoff with the West.
Addressing reporters in the central Iranian city of Qom on Thursday, Rouhani also added that the U.S. should take the necessary steps to correct the wrong steps it has taken in Iran’s nuclear talks.
He stated that if the U.S. had not prevented Iran and the three European countries of Britain, France, and Germany from reaching an agreement, such a deal would have been concluded by the end of 2004.
Iran is seeking the removal of sanctions against the country through nuclear talks with the 5+1 group, the president noted, adding that in the course of the nuclear talks, Iran has acted in a way that if the talks fail to lead to an agreement, the world community will know that the opposite side is to blame.
U.S. officials have admitted and told Congress that if they fail in nuclear talks with Iran, they will be isolated, Rouhani added.
Elsewhere in his remarks, Rouhani underlined the expanding relations between Iran and European and Asian countries, particularly with China.