Iranian Foreign Minister Ali Akbar Salehi blasted the US for imposing a new round of unilateral sanctions against Tehran, and said the policy of sanctions would lead to no where.
“Americans’ illogical measure is a continuation of their previous approach,” Salehi told FNA on Tuesday, referring to the new embargos imposed by Washington against Iran.
“Imposing such sanctions just means the use of the same approach of threats,” he said, adding, “They have continued this method for 34 years and of course have reached nowhere thus far.”
Salehi advised the US officials to take lesson from the past and try interaction with the Iranian nation.
Washington and its Western allies accuse Iran of trying to develop nuclear weapons under the cover of a civilian nuclear program, while they have never presented any corroborative evidence to substantiate their allegations. Iran denies the charges and insists that its nuclear program is for peaceful purposes only.
Tehran stresses that the country has always pursued a civilian path to provide power to the growing number of Iranian population, whose fossil fuel would eventually run dry.
Despite the rules enshrined in the Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) entitling every member state, including Iran, to the right of uranium enrichment, Tehran is now under four rounds of UN Security Council sanctions for turning down West’s calls to give up its right of uranium enrichment.
Tehran has dismissed West’s demands as politically tainted and illogical, stressing that sanctions and pressures merely consolidate Iranians’ national resolve to continue the path.
The Islamic Republic says that it considers its nuclear case closed as it has come clean of IAEA’s questions and suspicions about its past nuclear activities.