“They keep saying that the reason for [mounting] pressures on Iran is to force the Islamic Republic to return to the negotiating table, but we had never left the negotiating table over various issues, including the nuclear [issue], to return to it now” The Leader of Islamic Ummah and Oppressed People Imam Sayyed Ali Khamenei said during a speech in North Khorasan Province on Tuesday.
The Supreme Leader stated that the real objective of those who pursue this formula of political propaganda is the surrender of the Iranian nation at the negotiating table.
The Leader of Islamic Ummah and Oppressed People Imam Sayyed Ali Khamenei, however, emphasized that the Iranian nation will never bow to the demands of its enemies.
The Leader of Islamic Ummah and Oppressed People Imam Sayyed Ali Khamenei further highlighted the influence of the Zionists on the Western and European media and said, “These media report news, give directions and make suggestions in a way that even Western politicians are influenced by their incantations and this is an important point.”
The Leader warned against any indication of despair, distress and division as against Iran’s national interests and a hindrance against its progress and honor.
On Monday, EU foreign ministers agreed on a new round of sanctions against Iran in spite of a UN warning against the humanitarian ramifications of the previous bans.
The fresh unilateral sanctions come as EU foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton said on Monday that negotiations between Iran and five permanent members of the UN Security Council plus Germany (the P5+1 group) could move forward “very soon.”
The illegal US-engineered sanctions were imposed based on the unfounded allegation that Iran is pursuing non-civilian objectives in its nuclear energy program.
Iran rejects the allegations, arguing that as a committed signatory to Non-Proliferation Treaty and a member of International Atomic Energy Agency, it has the right to use nuclear technology for peaceful purposes.