Baku, Azerbaijan, Nov. 19
By Umid Niayesh - Trend:
Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif released a video on You Tube on Nov. 19 speaking of a way forward for relations between Iran and the rest of the world, and calling for an end to "an unnecessary crisis".
He has released the video one day before the new round of nuclear talks between Iran and the five United Nations members with veto powers plus Germany, known as P5+1, which is scheduled to be held in Geneva on November 20 and 21.
The last round of nuclear talks between Iran and P5+1 ended on November 10 without any progress.
Zarif underlined during his video message that no power however strong can determine the fate of other nations, adding all should recognize that "we can either win together or lose together."
Commenting on the last presidential election in Iran Zarif said that "past summer our people choice constructive engagement through the ballot box and through this they gave the world a historical opportunity to change the course".
"To sees this unique opportunity we need to accept equal footing and choose a path based on mutual respect, and recognition of the dignity of the all peoples", he added.
Zarif also went on to say that "For us, the Iranian nuclear energy is not about joining a club or threatening others. It is a self made motion towards our destiny, rather than one prescribed to us."
The Iranian FM also underlined that "for us, nuclear energy is about securing the future of our children and diversifying our economy, as well as generating clean power and stopping our oil from being wasted."
He added that honest talk and real confidence is all dependent on equal footing, mutual respect and common interest, but more so on dignity for all.
"We promise this to our people and to the world and we always keep our promises," Zarif said adding that "the Iranian people are determined to explore this path. Join us in ending an unnecessary crisis and opening new horizons."
The U.S. and its Western allies suspect Iran of developing a nuclear weapon - something that Iran denies. The Islamic Republic has stated that it does not seek to develop nuclear weapons and is using nuclear energy for medical research instead.