By Iran Review
Secretary of Iran’s Supreme National Security Council (SNSC) Saeed Jalili has voiced doubts about the six major world powers’ determination to hold fruitful talks with Iran in Moscow.
The other side’s hesitation to hold a meeting between deputies and experts throws doubts on their resolve for successful talks in Moscow, Jalili said.
“The Islamic Republic of Iran is ready to hold progressive talks for cooperation based on a clear logic and specific initiatives,” he added.
The Iranian chief negotiator also pointed out that unless the P5+1 group gears up for meetings at experts and deputies level, holding further talks merely for the sake of discussions would be of no avail.
The five permanent members of the UN Security Council plus Germany (P5+1) have so far refused to discuss an agenda for the upcoming talks with Iran in Moscow on June 18-19.
Secretary of Iran’s Supreme National Security Council also said the promotion of strategic relations between Tehran and Moscow will serve the interests of regional nations.
“The strategic cooperation between Tehran and Moscow has the potential to align the balance of power with the interests of regional nations,” Jalili said.
“Iran-Russia constructive interaction will result in regional stability and security,” he added.
Jalili called for devising a mechanism among the five littoral states to help lay the groundwork for multilateral cooperation and provide defense against joint threats.
Undoubtedly any foreign interference in this body of water will bring about unexpected potential and concrete threats to the security and interests of the littoral states, he said.
Secretary of Iran’s Supreme National Security Council said that certain world powers have used energy security as a pretext to occupy countries and meddle in the internal affairs of others.
“Unfortunately, this issue has been turned into a pretext … to occupy sovereign countries and to interfere in their internal affairs,” Jalili said.
He said that energy security has in fact created insecurity across the globe as it has been used as a tool for invasion and military intervention.
The Iranian official went on to say that energy-consuming industrial countries resort to any measure and even illegal methods to meet their energy demand.
Jalili cited the assassination of Iranian nuclear scientists by Israeli elements as an instance of using energy security as a tool by the hegemonic powers.
He said that Israel embarked on assassinating Iranian nuclear scientists in a bid to block Iran’s progress regardless of the fact that such killings reinforce the resolve of Iranian scientists to make progress.
He also described piracy and cyber attacks as other challenges facing the world today.
He described justice and respect for the rights of other nations as the requirements for a secure world.