Iran will not hold talks with US if Washington fails to change policies: MP
Sun Nov 11, 2012 11:3AM
We have problems with the US policies [that are] against the interests of the Islamic Republic of Iran and the Muslim world; and as long as these policies do not change, no talks will be held [with the US].” Senior Iranian lawmaker Alaeddin BoroujerdiA senior member of Iran’s Majlis says the Islamic Republic will hold no talks with the United States if Washington refuses to change its policies regarding Tehran. “We have problems with the US policies [that are] against the interests of the Islamic Republic of Iran and the Muslim world; and as long as these policies do not change, no talks will be held [with the US],” Chairman of the Majlis Committee on National Security and Foreign Policy Alaeddin Boroujerdi told reporters on the sidelines of an open session of the Majlis on Sunday. He added that before the US presidential election, the American president had expressed his willingness to hold negotiations with Iran through different channels.
We believe we cannot negotiate with the US, which hatches plots, adopts budgets, and imposes sanctions against our national interests, Boroujerdi pointed out.In October, Boroujerdi said that Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei makes the decision for Iran to enter into bilateral negotiations with the US if expedient. “Anytime the interests of the Islamic Republic necessitate direct negotiations with the United States… such a decision [to hold the talks] will be made by the Leader,” he explained. “Such a decision has not currently been made.” SF/HJL