Islamic Republic Urges U.S. Government to Send ‘Positive Signals’
Iran’s local media reported on Saturday that officials of the Iranian and American governments may start direct talks over Islamic Republic’s nuclear case in near future. As soon as local news agencies published this story, Iranian Rial gained 5% strength against U.S. dollar in Tehran free exchange market.
Mohammad Saleh Jokar, a member of the Iranian parliament (Majlis) National Security and Foreign Policy Committee, said on Sunday that U.S. government should start sending ‘positive’ signals to Islamic Republic rather than offering direct talks.
“Over the past 30 years, American politicians have repeatedly proposed direct talks between the officials of the two countries, but the United States government has yet to take any step with regard to such negotiations.” Mohammad Saleh Jokar remarked during an interview with local journalists.
“If the United States is looking to establish friendly ties with Iran, it should first lift the current economic sanctions and stop intervening in domestic affairs of Muslim states in the Middle East region.” Iranian MP added. Islamic Republic accuses the U.S. government of supporting Syrian rebels against Bashar al-Assad.
Mohammad Saleh Jokar went on to explain Iran’s conditions. “Since Joe Biden announced that U.S. government is willing to negotiate with Islamic Republic over various topics, we have not received any positive signals from American government. As a matter of fact, the U.S. government is still pursuing hostile policies against Iranian nation. Barak Obama has only changed his tactics.”
Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei has declared that Islamic Republic is interested in establishing cordial relations with all countries with the exception of Israel. “The position of Iran over this subject is completely clear.” Jokar concluded.