Speaking in an interview with the Lebanese Al Mayadeen satellite channel, Supreme National Security Council Secretary Ali Shamkhani in answer to a question regarding the content of a recent letter sent by US President Barack Obama to Iran's Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei said "Three or four topics are discussed in that letter, but the letter is mostly about the nuclear issue. A clear response was given to the letter.”
"The reality is that Iran has for many times asserted the point in different forms and has proven it in action. We are not looking for any bogus nuclear industry. We are not looking for a meager, vegetative nuclear life, because we own its technology. Therefore, the letter was responded to in a way which emphasizes the powerful status of Iran.”
He added "This was not the first letter. Obama has done much correspondence, for some of which he has gotten responses and for others he hasn't. This time a response was given.”
Shamkhani asserted that Iran has tried to clarify its stance on the nuclear case by having numerous inspections of its nuclear facilities done by the IAEA, announcing the goals it intends to reach via the nuclear program, and trying to avoid situations that would strengthen accusations against the peaceful nature of the country’s nuclear activities.