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News ID: 3536
Iran » Iran
Publish Date: 12:42 - 22 February 2014
Tehran, YJC. Ayatollah Khatami says what the US pursues in talks with Iran is to hurt the country.

"Despite what it says, the US intends to damage the Islamic state of Iran. If it lacks pretext, it will resort to human rights, ballistic missiles, and regional affairs to hurt Iran,” said ayatollah Ahmad Khatami.

He added "Recent talks showed that the US is in no way concerned with Iran’s nuclear case, but seeks a pretext by which to weaken the Islamic state. We want people to investigate into the negotiations and make sense of the nature of the US.”

"Mentioning the ballistic missiles is an example that they merely seek excuses. But they have to know that negotiations concern only nuclear issues. Nothing else is negotiable. If they want the talks to be effective they must work within the framework of the talks,” he asserted.

Khatami added "Since the beginning of the Islamic state, the US has threatened us, which is but beating empty vessels they did since the beginning of the revolution and which is for domestic consumption.”

He further said "They equip the crazy Zionist regime. On the other hand they seek to annihilate Iran’s long-range missiles. This is quite irrational. It is Iran’s red line and we will never enter into that topic.”


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