A senior Iranian legislator has lashed out at US Undersecretary of State and top nuclear negotiator Wendy Sherman for her latest remarks against the Iranian nation, stating that the US political principles are based on deception.
“The US politics basically rests upon deception and fraud, and they (Americans) regard other countries as liars. This is while the Islamic Republic of Iran has throughout the years following the victory of the Islamic Revolution in 1979 acted transparently and sincerely,” Chairman of Iran’s Majlis National Security and Foreign Policy Committee Alaeddin Boroujerdi said on Tuesday.
Sherman, the State Department’s third-ranking official, used an impolite language against Iranians, saying, “We know that deception is part of the DNA.”
Boroujerdi said, “The Americans have however opted for more production of nuclear arms in violation of Article VI of the Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT).”
Boroujerdi also described the recent anti-Iran comments by the US undersecretary of state as deplorable, noting that such statements come at a time when Washington has refused to fulfill its international obligations and keeps supporting Israel, which is the main source of threat in the Middle East.
“Iran is not imploring the US to lift sanctions. Their imposition of sanctions has been outside the UN Security Council resolutions and [amounts to] an abuse of power,” he said, adding that Iran has so far weathered sanctions.
The Iranian lawmaker added that Iranian authorities are closely monitoring the US’s behavior, stating that the United States has been the main factor behind the inconclusiveness of talks between Iran and the six major world powers over Tehran’s nuclear energy program.