|Iranian MPs announce support for Leader’s foreign policy guidelines||
TEHRAN – Iranian MPs issued a statement on Tuesday expressing their support for the guidelines set by the Supreme Leader in foreign policy areas.
The statement was signed by 205 MPs.
In the statement the MPs called on the administration, including the diplomatic apparatus, to pursue the Leader’s foreign policy guidelines especially in the nuclear talks.
In a meeting with Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif and Iranian ambassadors abroad last week, the Supreme Leader said that establishing relations with the United States and holding talks with the country, except on certain issues, have no value.
“Relations with the U.S. and negotiations with this country, except in certain cases, not only have no value for the Islamic Republic, but are harmful,” the Leader stated.
There were no relations between Iranian and U.S. officials in the past, but last year it was agreed that both countries’ officials would hold talks up to the level of foreign ministers due to the sensitivity of the nuclear issue, and during this time no benefit was gained, and even the tone of U.S. officials became “harsher and more offensive,” the Leader said.
But Ayatollah Khamenei also stated that the nuclear talks the foreign minister and his negotiating team have started will continue.
As long as the U.S. government and Congress continue making hostile remarks about Iran, there is no reason for direct interaction with them, he said.
The Leader also endorsed remarks by President Hassan Rouhani that Iran is seeking interactions with the entire world.
The Leader said, “There are only two exceptions, the Zionist regime and the United States”.
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