YEMEN Press Agency

Iran: we serious in negotiations and we do not trust the enemy

TEHRAN, May 16 (YPA) – Iran’s chief nuclear negotiator stressed on Sunday that although the Islamic republic is serious in the Vienna talks, it is determined not to trust “the enemy,” according to Iran’s Foreign Ministry.

Ali Bagheri Kani, who is also Iran’s deputy foreign minister for political affairs, made the remarks on the sidelines of the 26th International Oil, Gas, Refining and Petrochemical Exhibition, dubbed Iran Oil Show, in Tehran.

“Iran is serious in the process of the Vienna talks and fulfillment of its international commitments, including those pertaining to the removal of the sanctions, to the same extent that it is determined to refrain from trusting the enemy and relying on foreigners for protection from the coercive measures,” he said.

The diplomat added that “revolutionary wisdom” says that Iran must use all its diplomatic capacities to safeguard its national interests.

He gave the assurance that the Iranian Foreign Ministry will use all international capacities for “neutralizing the sanctions” in addition to making all-out diplomatic efforts aimed at the “maximum removal” of the US sanctions.

Bagheri Kani emphasized that the strategic policy of “neutralizing the sanctions,” coupled with the smart initiative of lifting the embargoes, has foiled enemy’s plots to stop Iran’s development.