Azerbaijan, Baku, Sept. 16 / Trend, S. Isayev, T. Jafarov
Speaking with with Lebanese channel Al-Mayadeen, Iran's Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said Iran is suffering from lack of mutual trust with the US, and is willing to build that trust, ISNA reported.
Zarif said Iran is willing to build trust with the U.S. regarding its nuclear program, which the Islamic Republic uses for peaceful purposes.
The United States, Israel and some of their allies suspect Iran of developing nuclear weapon - something Iran denies. The Islamic Republic says it uses nuclear energy purely for peaceful purposes.
Zarif told Al-Mayadeen channel that Iran wants the US to "present a genuine desire for peace and stop using the language of threats."
Further speaking about the Syrian issue, Zarif said that "call to war is a severe crime that does not serve our friends in the region or the United States."
Iranian official further noted that "we've passed the critical stage and we hope that the chances of a military operation against Syria have dissipated."
During the interview, the Iranian FM said he had accepted British Foreign Secretary William Hague request to meet on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly, which will open in New York at the end of the month.
Newly-elected Iranian President Hassan Rohani is expected to address the Assembly on September 24.
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