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Publish Date: 18:05 - 11 February 2015
Tehran, YJC. Afkham has said the fact that sanctions failed is the real factor behind the US move to come to the negotiation table.

Iranian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Marziyeh Afkham on Wednesday refuted the US president's recent remarks on nuclear talks between Iran and world powers.

On Monday, US President Barack Obama repeated his claim that anti-Iran sanctions have forced Tehran to negotiate with the Group 5+1 (the five permanent UNSC members plus Germany) over its nuclear issue.

The Iranian spokesperson deplored the US president’s remarks and stated they have domestic consumption and aim at "attracting the US public opinion and confronting political rivals."

She went on to say that Iran has entered the nuclear talks given the peaceful nature of its nuclear activities and in line with its approach to have constructive interaction with the world in a bid to end this "fabricated crisis”.

The Iranian spokeswoman further underlined the futility of the US policy of sanctions and pressure, and said, "It is now very clear that policy of exerting pressure on the Islamic Republic of Iran was ineffective in all fields, including on the pace in which Iran's peaceful nuclear program is making progress."

"We believe that the futility of economic sanctions is exactly what brought US authorities to the negotiation table,” Afkham reiterated.

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