TEHRAN (Fars News Agency)- Iran’s former nuclear negotiator Ali Larijani said that a recent US intelligence report on Iran’s nuclear activities proved that Tehran’s strategy of resistance has been so correct that it has even made the US officials confess to their mistakes.
Addressing a regional congregation of Baseeji (volunteer) troops in Tehran Thursday night, the former secretary of Iran’s Supreme National Security Council (SNSC) said that the report also proved the United States’ wrong approach towards Iran.
“The confession that their 2005 report which alleged Iran was seeking to attain nuclear weapons was mistaken is just a small example of the frequent mistakes they have made in connection with Iran while arrangement of the Annapolis conference without taking the views of the Palestinian nation into consideration was among their other mistakes,” he said.
Larijani, who is now representative of Supreme Leader Ayatollah Seyed Ali Khamenei at the SNSC, also rejected a part of the US National Intelligence Estimate which alleges that Iran had a nuclear weapons program and halted it under US and international pressures in 2003, saying that this part has resulted from a misunderstanding caused by Iran’s confidence building measures then.
“They should know that Iran did not suspend its nuclear activities under pressures,” he said.
Larijani also said that Americans are facing a strategic dead-end, “and they can’t make strategic changes through such tactical moves.”
He said that US officials have to substantiate their allegations about Iran’s non-peaceful nuclear activities prior to 2003 by presenting corroborative documents to the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Director General, Mohammed ElBaradei.