Iranian FM: Newer US moves in region are futile
The frenzy visits to the region would bear no favorable results for the country, Iran's Foreign Ministry Ramin Mehmanparast was quoted as saying by the Iranian website iribnews.
Mehmanparast made the remarks in his weekly media conference Tuesday when asked by a reporter about a visit to the region by the US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton which was laced by several anti-Iranian statements by her.
The spokesman said the US would fail in its newer effort to push schism among the regional states.
"The American bid for an intensification of sanctions against the Iranian nation would bear no favorable fruits for them," he said.
The spokesman said the regional countries enjoy a good level of foresight and would not allow the colonial powers to find a stronger toehold in the region.
Mehmanparast also noted that the US engineered sanctions would have no impact on the pace o progress of the Iranian nation.
"The nation has chosen its path and would strenuously keep the track," he added.
Another round of talks on the Iranian nuclear issue ended in Geneva on Dec. 6-7. Deputy Foreign Ministers of Russia, the United States, Great Britain, China, France, Germany and EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, Catherine Ashton also attended the talks. The result of talks was an agreement to continue the consultations in late January in Istanbul.