(www.irna.ir) вЂ" Iran does not have a military nuclear program, said Iran's Ambassador to the United Nations Mohammad Javad Zarif.
"Iran has put on the table various proposals that would remove any possibility that Iranian program could be one day diverted to non-peaceful use," he said in an interview with Channel 13 anchorman, Charlie Rose.
He said that unfortunately, the United States is not searching for solutions and is not willing even to look at those possibilities , simply stating a demand that it knows cannot be met by Iran and that is why it is pushing everything towards a crisis, reports Trend.
Zarif expressed hope crisis can be averted through some sort of rationality prevailing, "that we might do better if we change this logic of complete reliance on this military might that has not produced any results for the United States, and see if through dialogue, if through cooperation you might find better solutions." He stressed that throughout previous negotiations, Iran has presented proposals that unfortunately have not been even discussed, because the United States simply rejected them, reports Trend.
"The United States has prevented, even if you look at the background of the negotiations. You will see that proposals have been put on the table. And if there was an attempt to find a solution, you would come and say OK this part of the proposal is nice, this other part is not good. The third part could be modified in a certain way. But that was not done, because the US insisted on certain pre-conditions.
"Even today, if you ask Secretary Rice, she is insisting on a pre- condition that everybody knows will not be met. And that is why she is saying that if this condition is met, I'm willing to do X ,Y and Z, because she knows and she prays that that the pre-condition is never met."
He said he believed the United States and Iran were two important players in terms of many of the issues in the region.
"We ought to recognize that we need to search for solutions rather than to look for crises. If we search for solutions, then modalities could be found. Modalities of direct dialogue, modalities of dialogue within the United Nations, dialogue in the format that the Europeans have proposed. There are various ways of conducting dialogue.
"But the modality is not important. Importance should be given to objectives. Whether we want to find a solution. If we want to find a solution, I can assure you that the nuclear issue could be resolved in a relatively short period of time, because we don't have a nuclear weapon program, he said.