Iran’s Foreign Minister says Tehran will not enter into deal or compromise with any countries on inalienable rights of the nation.
Mohammad Javad Zarif told AlJazeera TV that though a new and different government is at the realm of foreign policy decision-making, the principles are “unchangeable”.
He said that Iranian nation is distrustful of the West and believe that the West practiced duality and exerted pressure to keep them paralyzed with fear when dealing with unquestionable and legal rights.
Zarif reiterated that Iranians are highly sensitive to other’s pressure and threat strategy and presumably come up with due reaction, for this the West is expected to seize the opportunity created out of the Geneva talks and do the utmost to build confidence with the people of Iran.
On the regional developments, Iran’s diplomacy chief noted that the regional countries are in need of cooperation with each other in a way to avoid ethnic divisions.
Mohammad Javad Zarif considered ethnocentrism a very dangerous phenomenon in the region, urging regional states and nations to act as per numerous commonalities.
The Iranian foreign minister said Tehran supports due efforts to maintain regional stability.
He then talked about the developments in Syria and said all Syrian groups should come together and determine their own country’s future, emphasizing due help by others to facilitate such convention and dialogue.
Zarif said Iran could play role to help find a peaceful solution to the ongoing crisis in Syria if invited to the upcoming Geneva 2 confab on Syria, but would not accept any preconditions.