( IRNA ) - Secretary of Supreme National Security Council Ali Larijani said on Monday that the US should make formal request for talks with Iran if its relevant claim is true, and in that case Iran will approach it positively.
He told IRNA that if the US request is made through official channels and such talks prove to be constructive and rational, Iran will be prepared to consider it in a positive way.
In reaction to the remarks of US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice that Washington is ready to enter into talks with Iran on the condition of suspension of its uranium enrichment, he said, "We give no credit to such stances revealed through media, given that by talking through media the American officials pursue other goals." The SNSC secretary underlined that any country willing to hold talks with Iran , should declare it through an official message.
" Iran will welcome just negotiations on the issue to solve the existing discords," he added.
Larijani said that the preconditions set by the US for holding talks with Iran are unacceptable and that this is against principles, given that they are expected to come up with a solution.
"Setting conditions means indicating the outcome of talks prior to holding them. Therefore, such a policy has not been answerable yet," he added.
Iran 's top nuclear negotiator accused the US government of intensifying the Middle East crises, adding that Iran pursues the policy of promoting stability and tranquility in the Middle East .