Chairman of Iranian Parliament’s National Security and Foreign Policy Commission Alaoddin Boroujerdi here on Tuesday blasted the efforts made by certain MPs to form a parliamentary friendship group between Iran and the US. “Apparently some representatives are not informed of the United States’ hostile measures against Iran,” Boroujerdi said sarcastically.
He reminded that Iran-US talks are restricted to the issues of Iraq, stressing that the two countries’ problems would not be discussed during the upcoming talks between Tehran and Washington unless Americans take new steps.
The lawmaker defined the United States’ present policy on Iran as hostile, and further reminded the United States’ frequent sanctions against the Islamic Republic, the raid by the US troops on Iran’s consulate general and abduction of mission staffers in the northern Iraqi city of Erbil as among the frequent hostile actions adopted by the White House leaders against Iran.
“Considering the United States’ stances, the required ground for the two sides’ negotiations is not prepared,” he said, adding, “The US Congress has ratified bills for spending tens of millions of dollars in anti-Iran operations and measures and both the US Congress and Senate have passed several approvals against Iran, including sanctions which have caused hardships for Iran for the last two decades.”
To end his remarks, Boroujerdi said, “These methods are belligerent and unacceptable and under such an atmosphere, efforts made to form Iran-US parliamentary friendship group are inappropriate.”