Following US allegations against Iran regarding involvement in attacks against two oil facilities of Saudi Arabia, Tehran has sent a political note to the American side.
An Iranian lawmaker criticized those inside the country who voice support for negotiations with the United States, saying that such talks are a plot to defeat the resistance approach that Iran has adopted in face of US pressures.
The Secretary of Iran's Expediency Council (EC) Mohsen Rezaei wrote on a Wednesday Tweet that all the Iranian bodies are required to act upon the framework of the policies of the establishment, one of which says “conducting negotiations with the evil is poisonous.”
The head of Iran's Strategic Council on Foreign Relations Kamal Kharrazi said on Monday that US is well aware of consequences of any war against Iran and so it doesn’t seek military confrontation.
In reaction to US recent sanctions on Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif, Abdel Bari Atwan, the editor-in-chief of Rai al-Youm and a Palestinian analyst of regional issues, belittled the US act noting that Trump’s decision shows that the US has reached into a dead-end and Trump is entrapped in crisis of Iran-US ties.
Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman Abbas Mousavi said that Washington’s proposal for talks with Iran is nothing but complementary to ‘maximum pressure policy’ of the US administration against Tehran.
Russian President Vladimir Putin said he would “welcome any improvement when it comes to relations between the US and Iran.”
Foreign ministry officials have strongly rejected some foreign media’s claims about Iran readiness to negotiate over its missile program.
Iran is commemorating the 31st anniversary of the downing of an Iranian Airbus A300B2 passenger plane by a US Navy guided-missile cruiser in the Persian Gulf waters in 1988.
Major General Gholam Ali Rashid, the commander of the IRGC's Khatam al-Anbiya Headquarters, said that Washington should behave responsibly to save the lives of its troops deployed in the region.