Iran’s Supreme Leader supports nuclear negotiations
Azerbaijan, Baku, Nov. 3 /Trend N. Umid/
Iran's Supreme Leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei has supported an Iranian delegation on nuclear talks, Iranian State IRINN TV reported today.
"No one should consider our negotiating team as compromisers," Khamenei said, adding that, they have a hard mission and nobody should undermine them.
He also reiterated that he is not optimist about the nuclear talks.
He also underlined that Iran will not lose anything via negotiations.
"If the talks achieve results, it will be good. Otherwise, the country should rely on itself," he said.
Khamenei also criticized the US saying "they express their interest towards negotiations, but immediately state that all options including military action against Iran are on the table."
Iran should not trust the US "smile", he added.
Khamenei also stated that, the United States had to satisfy the Israel, adding that "as we mentioned previously, we know Israel as an illegitimate regime."
Iran and the five permanent members of the UN Security Council plus Germany known as the P5+1, held an expert-level meeting over Tehran's disputed nuclear activities on October 31.
The two-day meeting was meant to prepare for the next round of political negotiations on November 7-8, building on a diplomatic opening created by the election of Hassan Rouhani as new Iranian president.
The expert-level discussions were the latest in a series of meetings over the last month, as Iran and the powers step up diplomatic efforts to try to end the decade-old row that could otherwise plunge the Middle East into a new war.
At talks with p5+1 in Geneva on October 15-16, Iran submitted a new proposal on its nuclear issue.
Two sides issued a joint statement at the end of the talks for the first time.