Peaceful words should be followed by meaningful, acceptable and transparent actions by Iran - spokesman

Iran Materials 3 October 2013 15:00 (UTC +04:00)

Azerbaijan, Baku, Oct. 3 / Trend, S. Isayev, N. Umid

Peaceful words should be followed by meaningful, acceptable and transparent actions by Iran, U.S. State Department's Persian-speaking spokesman Alan Eyre told Trend.

"This way, the sanctions against the Islamic Republic will be eased and finally lifted," Eyre underscored.

The U.S. and its Western allies suspect Iran of developing a nuclear weapon - something that Iran denies. The Islamic Republic has on numerous occasions stated that it does not seek to develop nuclear weapons, using nuclear energy for medical researches instead.

Despite being under NPT, Iran is suffering from several rounds of international sanctions, which make it difficult for country to do business with other countries.

"Mr. Obama said that despite the serious preventives, challenges and non-guaranteed results, the US believes that two sides can achieve a comprehensive solution," Eyre said, adding that both sides are aware of the problems which they will have to face.

Speaking about the phone talk between US and Iranian presidents, Eyre said that the fact of the phone talk being held first time since 1979, shows distrust and suspicion between the two administrations as well as possibility for passing tensioned past.

"Barack Obama believes that there bases for resolving the nuclear issue, by announcing that the US respects Iran's peaceful nuclear right if Iran fulfills its obligations within the framework of the treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons (NPT)," Eyre said.

The U.S. spokesman also stated that solving the nuclear issue will help to establish new bilateral relations based on mutual respect and common interests, adding that the US welcomes Iranian president Hassan Rouhani`s words on supporting moderation and standing against extremism.