TEHRAN (Dispatches) - Iranian first Vice-President Eshaq Jahangiri on Tuesday expressed confidence that the U.S. will not be able to attain its goals against Iran through pressures and sanctions, adding that Tehran will never accept talks with Washington under such conditions.
Speaking at a meeting of the Energy Ministry officials, Jahangiri lashed out at the U.S. administration for withdrawing from the 2015 Iran nuclear deal in clear breach of the international regulations and disrespect for the law.
He voiced confidence that Iran will be able to live through the hard situation created by the sanctions and pressures with the help of capable government managers and people and "will show the U.S. that it cannot attain its goals via this path and the only way before them vis a vis our nation is politeness, respect and logic".
"It is illogical for them to impose sanctions against us first and then say that we should negotiate. We do not accept such conditions," Jahangiri said.
Iran is determined to overcome the challenges and remind the U.S. that hostile policies are of no avail and the only fruitful approach is to engage with the Iranian people with "dialogue and the language of logic”, he added.
"However, it is unacceptable for the U.S. to impose sanctions on Iran and then demand negotiations,” Jahangiri underlined, saying the Iranian nation will never give in to such conditions.
He finally noted that Washington has imposed cruel sanctions on the Iranian nation in order to fulfill its objectives and force the Iranians to bow to pressure.
In comments in August, Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei roundly dismissed the idea of negotiations with the U.S., saying dialogue with a bullying regime that uses talks as a tool for pursuing its hostile policies is forbidden and would be detrimental to Iran.
"Accurate reasoning and past experiences” prove that negotiations with a "deceitful and bullying regime” like the U.S. could not take place, the Leader underscored, saying Iran could enter the "dangerous game” of negotiations with the U.S. only when it achieves the desired might in the economic, political and cultural spheres and resist Washington’s strategy of propaganda campaign and pressures.
*****Iranian First Vice-President Eshaq Jahangiri addresses at the Energy Ministry in Tehran, Sep11, 2108.