Removal of sanctions should be part of any nuclear deal : Ayatollah Khamenei

The Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei says removal of anti-Iran sanctions should be part and parcel of any possible nuclear deal between Iran and the P5+1 countries, and should not come as a late result of those talks.

Addressing the nation at a speech delivered on the occasion of the Iranian new year in the northeastern Iranian city of Mashhad on Saturday, the Leader touched on the ongoing nuclear talks between Iran and the P5+1 group of countries, mentioning a few points on the negotiations.

Ayatollah Khamenei said the first point is that the United States government is in dire need of nuclear talks.

The Leader noted that apparent differences in US do not mean that the American statesmen do not need nuclear negotiations, but there are political factions in the US that do not want a government run by their Democrat rivals to pull off nuclear talks with Iran to a final outcome.

“Obama’s Nowrouz message included dishonest assertions and his claim of friendship for Iranian people was not sincere,” the Leader said, noting that Obama’s claim that there are people in Iran who do not want nuclear case to be resolved through diplomacy is a lie.

What the Iranian nation is resisting against is bullying approach of the United States, Ayatollah Khamenei noted.

“They [the Americans] say [to Iranian negotiators] ‘you come here and listen to what we say and implement them word for word’. But our nation will resist against it and will never accept this.”

The Leader went on to note that neither the negotiating team, nor the Iranian nation that supports the team, will ever give in to such bullying.


-Press TV

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