No Message Conveyed from US to Iran by Talabani

A02368761.jpgTEHRAN (Fars News Agency)- Foreign Ministry Spokesman Seyed Mohammad Ali Hosseini stressed that the Iraqi President Jalal Talabani has not conveyed any message from the US during his recent visit to Tehran.

Speaking to reporters during his weekly press conference here on Sunday, Hosseini denied reports about submission of a message from the US officials to Tehran during Talabani’s recent trip.

Elsewhere he referred to Iran’s nuclear case and said that the incoming meeting of the 5+1 group -i.e. the five permanent UN Security Council member states (France, Britain, China, Russia and the United States) plus Germany- is nothing special.

“We are and will continue our nuclear activities within the international criteria and Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) rules and regulations,” the spokesman reminded.

He further stated that the Head of Russia’s Federal Atomic Energy Agency Sergei Kiriyenko is scheduled to pay a visit to Tehran on 11 December, adding that the two sides are also due to attend the 6th meeting of Iran-Russia joint economic commission.

Hosseini also pointed to the visit to Tehran by the Turkish Prime Minister, Recep Tayyip Erdogan and his planned meeting with the Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyed Ali Khamenei, and expressed the hope that Erdogan’s trip to Iran would yield much fruit.

Asked to comment on the recent statements made by Valid Jonbalat about Iran, the diplomat stressed that the Islamic Republic has not and does never interfere in the domestic affairs of any other state, including Lebanon.

He further emphasized the importance of national unity and talks among the Lebanese groups and people for that country.

Referring to the recent remarks by the US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice about Iran sanctions measure, the foreign ministry spokesman reminded that the United States has and will never spare any efforts to damage the interests of the Iranian nation, and said that such moves are typical of Washington.

In another part of the conference, he denied the point that Moscow has changed its stances on Iran’s nuclear issue, and continued, “Russia is striving to restrict and reduce the number of sanctions and we are satisfied with their efforts.”

Asked to assess the remarks of the Russian officials about sanctions, the spokesman stated, “It has been proposed to impose sanctions on the import of nuclear weapons and their related parts, which is not at all related to us, because we do not have any nuclear weapons or nuclear weapon program.”

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