A senior official at the Foreign Ministry of Iran said the Islamic Republic entered the nuclear talks with a constructive intention to put an end to the "fabricated" crisis, refuting claims that Tehran was forced to sit at the negotiations' table, Iran's official IRNA news agency reported Feb. 11.
Spokeswoman Marziyeh Afkham made the remarks while reacting to the latest statements made by the US President Barack Obama about Iran's "political will" to reach a nuclear agreement.
"Iran entered the nuclear talks given the peaceful nature of its nuclear activities and with an approach which is based on having constructive interaction," Afkham said.
"It seems', she added, 'winning the US public opinion as well as fighting political rivals inside the US were true reasons for repeating a wrong analysis that Iran's presence in the nuclear talks was a result of the oppressive sanctions."
Afkham stressed it was "crystal clear that putting pressure on Iran has not been effective and has instead resulted to our country's remarkable progress in all fields including its peaceful nuclear program. We believe that is what has brought the US to the table of the nuclear talks."
Reiterating Tehran's political will to reach a nuclear agreement, the spokeswoman said, "various reports of the International Atomic Energy Agency as a responsible reference, have proven that Iran has been committed to its obligations based on the (interim) Geneva deal. This is an evidence of Iran's seriousness on its decision on one hand, and will, on the other hand, indicate existence of a firm political will among Iranian authorities to reach a good nuclear agreement."
"Now it is the American side that must make its final decision and prepare the grounds for reaching a comprehensive nuclear deal after throwing away its excessive demands and overcoming its domestic problems," Afkham stressed.
Afkham also denied President Obama's statements over Iran's alleged support for the terrorism describing them "as unfounded and repeated".