Iranian Parliament Vice-Speaker Hassan Aboutorabi Fard said the nuclear talks between Tehran and the six world powers displayed to everyone that Tehran’s distrust in the US is based on realities.
“A lesson learned from the nuclear negotiations is that the US is untrustworthy in a real sense of the word for different reasons,” Aboutorabi Fard said, addressing an open session of the parliament in Tehran on Tuesday.
“How can we trust the statesmen who victimize the national interests of the US nation and other world nations for the illegitimate interests of a number of Zionists,” he added.
Aboutorabi pointed to the recent remarks by US Secretary of State John Kerry who said the sanctions against Iran have still remained and Iran has been committed to the interim Geneva agreement inked in 2013, and said such comments indicate the logical and wise position of the Iranian nation and government and the excessive demands and arrogance of the US statesmen.
In relevant remarks on Monday, a high-ranking Iranian military commander condemned the US cruelties and animosities towards Iran, and said Tehran couldn’t trust Washington.
“Most of the Muslim world’s problems are the result of the arrogant and expansionist performance of the hegemonic powers, headed by the US, and the tragedies that Islamic countries have faced, are so much that we cannot have even an iota of trust in the Americans,” Deputy Chief of Staff of the Iranian Armed Forces Brigadier General Massoud Jazayeri said in Tehran.
Reminding the US disloyalty to its promises to Iran in the past, he said, “It is obvious that from now on, we will not have even an iota of trust in the promises of the hegemonic powers.”
In relevant remarks in June, Deputy Commander of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps for Political Affairs Rassoul Sanayee Raad also stressed that the IRGC was not opposed to the nuclear talks with the world powers, but it could not trust the opposite side.
“We agree with the principle of negotiations and support it but we don’t trust the foes,” Sanayee Raad said in the Southern city of Bushehr.
He said this mistrust had resulted from the lack of transparency and honesty of the western, specially the US, officials.
Sanayee Raad also warned of the US and other arrogant powers’ plots to sow discord among the Iranian officials and people, and called on the nation to keep vigilant against such plots.
Iran and the six world powers broke off negotiations on Monday and decided to meet again in the next 7 months after missing a deadline to clinch a final deal to resolve their 12-year standoff over Tehran’s nuclear program.
Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif and EU coordinator Catherine Ashton announced last night that the talks had been extended until July 10, and the world powers had taken up to release $700 million of Iran’s frozen assets on a monthly basis.
The 10th and last round of negotiations between Iran and six world powers was held in Vienna.
In July, Tehran and the six countries agreed to extend negotiations until November 24 after they failed to reach an agreement on a number of key issues.