Iran is ready to resume talks with the five permanent members of the UN Security Council plus Germany, said Iranian Foreign Minister Ali Akbar Salehi, according to the semi-official Iranian news agency ISNA.
“We have always said that we are ready for dialogue with the P5-plus-1 to settle the issue,” he said in a meeting with Japanese Deputy Foreign Minister in Tehran on Saturday, reports ISNA.
INSA noted that with regard to the Iran-US relationship, Salehi stressed the US contradictory approach and said, “they (the US officials) are not honest in their words and actions. They should fundamentally change their approach towards Iran, if they seek talks and relations with the country.”
“Western states chose to behave badly in response to positive measures and constructive cooperation of the Islamic Republic of Iran with the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA). But they are pursuing a different approach towards Zionist regime which holds nuclear weapons, violates Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) and is not answerable to any authority,” Salehi was quoted by ISNA as saying.
Additionally, according to ISNA, Japan’s Deputy Foreign Minister highlighted Iran’s right for peaceful use of nuclear energy and said, “Japan is the only country which has experienced destructive effects of nuclear weapons and that nuclear disarmament is a popular demand in the country.”