Putin praises Moscow International Film FestivalSociety & Culture June 22, 21:49
Russian football team getting ready for game with MexicoSport June 22, 21:38
EU agrees to extend sanctions against RussiaWorld June 22, 21:25
Lavrov tells Tillerson attempts to exert pressure on Russia through sanctions pointlessRussian Politics & Diplomacy June 22, 20:14
Russian war memorial in Poland reopens after renovationWorld June 22, 19:41
Le Bourget air show: Russia clinches contracts for military hardware deliveriesMilitary & Defense June 22, 19:28
Czech president supports idea of referendum on country’s withdrawal from EUWorld June 22, 18:57
Russian fans show fascinating hospitality at 2017 Confederations Cup — renowned pianistSport June 22, 18:32
First days of Soviet Union's Great Patriotic War in picturesSociety & Culture June 22, 18:10
TEHRAN, February 27. /TASS/. Iranian President Hassan Rouhani believes that the United States must reconsider its attitude to negotiations over his country’s nuclear program. The topic of consultations between Iran and the international sextet (five permanent UN Security Council member-states and Germany) was on the agenda of Rouhani’s president with senior clergy in the city of Qom.
"It is the Americans who should revise their erroneous approach to Iran’s nuclear program," the Press-TV broadcaster quotes Rouhani as saying.
In part, the Iranian president accused the United States of the negotiations’ failure in 2004, when in his opinion there was a chance to conclude a final agreement.
"Our relations with countries around the world, including China and other Asian states, have gained momentum," the Iranian news agency IRNA quotes Rouhani as saying. "Cooperation with the European countries has seen a tangible expansion. But we never forget that the nuclear problem is the key issue of our foreign policy. Its solution is expected to strip our potential adversaries of such a means of pressure as sanctions."
"We are urging the adversaries to lay down this weapon," Rouhani said. "Sanctions are unfair, underserved and cruel and also a violation of human rights. Negotiations are the best means of achieving that goal."
Rouhani believes it is quite obvious for the whole world that if the current negotiations end in failure, the blame for this should be placed on the western countries. The United States authorities have in fact recognized this and been trying to persuade Congress to take more sanctions against Iran, he said.