MP Urges Reaction to Wendy Sherman’s Insulting Comments
TEHRAN (Tasnim) – A top US state department official has insulted the Iranian nation and the country’s foreign diplomacy apparatus should not remain silent about this affront, said an Iranian Parliament presiding board member on Tuesday.
US State Department’s third ranking official and the nuclear negotiator in Iran-G5+1 nuclear talks, Wendy Sherman said on Thursday, “We know that deception is part of the DNA in Iran.
The Iranian MP Mohammad Hassan Asafari made the comment in an interview with Tasnim News Agency. He added, “I believe the US administration should control its statespersons’ behavior so that they would not utter such harsh and derogatory comments.”
He said that the Islamic Republic has already proved its good will, and if the Americans would keep on pursuing their "hypocritical and harsh policies," Iran, too, would accordingly alter its heroic flexibility approach.
Further criticizing the top US diplomat’s insulting anti-Iranian remark, Asafari said, “Through such actions and harsh, insulting stances against the Iranian nation, the Americans only heighten the wall of mistrust between the two sides.”
The US State Department’s third ranking official, also said in an address to the US Senate’s Foreign Relations Committee that the anti-Iranian sanctions “should not disappear anytime soon,” disregarding the Iranian nuclear team’s insistence on lifting the illegally imposed sanctions in return for proposals made by Tehran to ensure the West on the peaceful nature of its nuclear program.
Her comments come days after Tehran and the Group 5+1 -- Britain, China, France, Russia and the United States, plus Germany -- held a two-day meeting in the Swiss city of Geneva on October 15-16. During the two-day talks, Iran presented a three-step plan with the aim of bringing the standoff over the Islamic Republic’s peaceful nuclear program to an end.
After the talks the White House said Iran had shown a greater level of "seriousness and substance" than ever before at the two days of talks in Geneva.