( Irna ) - Iran has criticized recent comments by British Prime Minister Gordon Brown on pushing for tougher sanctions against Iran stressing such remarks would be against London's national interests.
In a meeting on Tuesday with an official of British Foreign Office for the Middle East and North Africa Affairs, James Jenkins, Iran's Ambassador to London Rasoul Movahedian referred to Brown's remarks as "destructive."
The British Prime Minister had recently said in a speech at London's City Hall that further sanctions should be imposed on Iran's oil and gas sections as well as Iranian banks.
"Movahedian warned the British government not to damage Iran's cooperation with the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) by making such comments and not to neutralize Jalili-Solana talks," said a statement by Press Office of Iran's embassy in London.
The next round of Jalili-Solana talks is expected to be held in a near future.
Movahedian told Jenkins, "No one is entitled to talk on IAEA behalf or impose its ideas or prejudgments on the agency which is the only legitimate international body to follow up nuclear activities" of other countries.
Noting that any threats against Iran would have no effect on the country, Movahedian said," Iran would never give up its legal nuclear rights."
He reiterated Tehran's warning to London about consequences of similar threats and comments made by British officials.
Meanwhile, Jenkins stressed that London was committed to using diplomatic ways to settle Iran nuclear row with the West.