Iran's Speaker Raps US for War Rhetoric against Tehran
TEHRAN (Tasnim) – Iranian Parliament Speaker Ali Larijani slammed the US administration for its recent war rhetoric against Tehran, describing US officials' language of threats as ridiculous and repetitive.
Speaking in an open session of the parliament on Wednesday, Larijani pointed to recent comments made by some White House officials on the possibility of using the military option against Iran in case of the failure of nuclear talks between Iran and six world powers, saying that the remarks are rooted in the weakness of the US administration.
"Today and at a time when they (the US officials) cannot handle their domestic situation and the Congress has practically put obstacles in the path of nuclear negotiations and undermined their executive system, they make bellicose remarks due to their weakness," he noted.
The Iranian parliament speaker referred to the ‘all options are on the table’ remark uttered by US officials time and again as ridiculous and repetitive.
Larijani said, however, that such "inept maneuvers" will have no impact on the fate of the nuclear talks between Iran and the Group 5+1 (Russia, China, the US, Britain, France and Germany) because the framework of the negotiations has been clearly defined.
In relevant remarks on May 6, Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyed Ali Khamenei reaffirmed that the Iranian nation will not let any possible act of aggression against the country go unanswered.
The Leader pointed to the nuclear talks and said, "It is unacceptable that the other side would continuously issue threats while the negotiations are underway."
Alluding to the recent military threats made by the US officials, Imam Khamenei underlined that Iranians will not tolerate nuclear negotiations under the pressure of threats.
Iran and the Group 5+1 (also known as the P5+1 or E3+3) are in talks to hammer out a lasting accord that would end more than a decade of impasse over Tehran's peaceful nuclear program.
On April 2, the two sides reached a framework nuclear agreement in Lausanne, Switzerland, with both sides committed to push for a final deal until the end of June.