No Negotiations with Terrorists, Zarif Says On Talking With US
By Staff, Agencies
Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif conditioned any talk with the Americans to Washington's giving up its policy of using 'economic terrorism' against Iranian people.
Zarif in an interview with the London-based al-Araby TV said the US waged an economic war against Iranian people which amounts to economic terrorism.
It means that the US is exerting illegal pressure on the people to reach its political goals, he said.
Nobody negotiates with terrorists, Zarif stressed.
There is no difference between military and economic wars, the top diplomat said, adding that the main damage will be on the region as in a tense situation anything might occur.
We have good relations with most of the countries in the region, Zarif added, commenting on Iran's ties with the region, arguing that a couple of countries in the region mistakenly believe in the security provided by the US.
What "we want from the US is to avoid intervening in Iran's relations with other countries or pressing them to breaching their obligations", the Iranian top diplomat said in the interview released on Wednesday evening.
The Americans are facing myriads of problems caused by their past wrong decisions, he said.
The problems, however, will not be solved by pressuring Iran, the foreign minister said.
He also urged the US to stop supporting the occupation of the Palestine territories, the holy city of Quds and Golan Heights by the Zionist regime, and putting an end to their efforts in advancing the so-called 'Deal of the Century'.