Tehran, Iran, Jan. 24
By Milad Fashtami - Trend:
Iran's Parliament (Majlis) Speaker Ali Larijani said that if the Americans are not able to control their political infighting, then they would be responsible for any possible failure of the talks.
"[US President Barack] Obama should make sure that his country's political infighting would never affect the nuclear talks between Tehran and the P5+1 group of countries," he said, Iran's IRNA News Agency reported on Jan. 24.
"We are controlling the situation, so we expect the same from Americans," he noted.
"Iran has so far been flexible in the negotiations on its nuclear energy program, he said.
"Iran is capable of withstanding the West's excessive demands," the senior lawmaker added, noting that the Western countries decided to come back to the negotiating table after failing to achieve their goals through anti-Iran sanctions.
A number of US senators are working on a bipartisan bill that would impose additional sanctions on Iran if negotiators between the Islamic Republic and the P5+1 fail to reach a deal.
The White House, however, has reiterated its opposition to the efforts.
President Barack Obama on Tuesday warned the Congress against imposing sanctions, saying, "Our diplomacy is at work with respect to Iran... Between now and this spring, we have a chance to negotiate a comprehensive agreement," Press TV reported.
"New sanctions passed by this Congress, at this moment in time, will all but guarantee that diplomacy fails," he said. "That is why I will veto any new sanctions bill that threatens to undo this progress."