|General dismisses Obama’s remarks on Iran||
TEHRAN – on Friday the deputy chief of the General Staff of Iran’s Armed Forces dismissed remarks by President Barack Obama in which he had said that the United States reserves all options to deal with the Islamic Republic over its nuclear program.
“If the United States and its allies had been able to attack Iran, they would have not hesitated about carrying out the savage act, but it is surprising that Obama is not ashamed of repeating absurd remarks,” Brigadier General Massoud Jazayeri said.
In a commencement address at the U.S. Military Academy in West Point on Wednesday, Obama said, “Despite frequent warnings from the United States and Israel and others, the Iranian nuclear program steadily advanced for years. But at the beginning of my presidency, we built a coalition that imposed sanctions on the Iranian economy, while extending the hand of diplomacy to the Iranian government.”
“And now we have an opportunity to resolve our differences peacefully. The odds of success are still long, and we reserve all options to prevent Iran from obtaining a nuclear weapon. But for the first time in a decade, we have a very real chance of achieving a breakthrough agreement, one that is more effective and durable than what we could have achieved through the use of force,” he said.
“And throughout these negotiations, it has been our willingness to work through multilateral channels that kept the world on our side,” he added.
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