Tehran, Iran, Jan. 7
By Milad Fashtami - Trend:
The Leader of Iran's Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei said that there is need to immunize the country against sanctions.
Ayatollah Khamenei further criticized the US officials for their comments saying they won't lift anti-Iran sanctions all at once even if Tehran makes concessions, calling the remarks shameless, the supreme leader's official website khamenei.ir reported on Jan.7.
Iran's leader also stressed that he is not opposed to negotiations with the P5+1 group over Iran's nuclear program.
"The negotiating teams can continue their talks for as long as they like," he said.
Iran's nuclear program has been a bone of contention between Tehran and the West in the past years.
Iran and P5+1 (the five permanent members of the UN Security Council comprising of China, France, Russia, Britain, the US, Plus Germany) sealed an interim deal in Geneva on November 24, 2013 to pave the way for the full resolution of the West's decade-old dispute with Iran over the country's nuclear energy program.
The Geneva deal took effect on January 20 and expired on July 20.
However the two sides agreed to extend their talks for four months till Nov. 24 to reach a permanent deal on Iran's disputed nuclear program.
At a meeting held on November 24, 2014, the sides agreed to extend the talks for further seven months.
The next round of nuclear talks between Iran and the P5+1 group of countries is scheduled for January 18 in Geneva.
Edited by CN