Iran FM: America wary to escape isolation

Iran Materials 2 June 2006 15:33 (UTC +04:00)

Foreign Minister Manouchehr Mottaki said Thursday American Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice's latest remarks presented no new and rational solution to Iran's nuclear case.

On Wednesday Rice told reporters that Washington was ready to hold talks with Tehran provided it suspended its enrichment program, reports Trend.

"Rice's remarks were a pretext for capping certain American crimes in Iraq and the region," Mottaki said.

"America should be accountable for Thousands of mistakes it has made in Iraq and the entire region. Those who have committed crimes in Abughraib and Guantanamo are not in a position to judge Iran which is a democratic state, he added.

Rice's remarks, he said, are intended to save America from further isolation.

"if America is serious about effecting changes, it should change its attitude."