30-09-2016 04:26 PM Jerusalem Timing

Zarif Slams US Politics on Iran: What Happned Has Been Less than Encouraging

Zarif Slams US Politics on Iran: What Happned Has Been Less than Encouraging

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif slammed the US policy on Iran, saying talk of new sanctions against the Islamic Republic created great deal of concern on whether Washington is serious about reaching a nuclear agreeme

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif slammed the US policy on Iran, saying talk of new sanctions against the Islamic Republic created great deal of concern on whether Washington is serious about reaching a nuclear agreement.Iranian FM Mohammad Javad Zarif

“Unfortunately what we have seen in the last two months has not encouraged us to believe that everything is in order,” said Mohammad Javad Zarif, speaking from Vienna on during nuclear talks.

“I can understand the politics... in the United States... but from the general perspective of the Iranian populace what has happened in the last two months has been less than encouraging,” he said.

Certain statements “have created a great deal of concern in Iran on whether the US is serious about wanting to reach an agreement”.

He added: “But nevertheless, these statements aside, it is really possible to make an agreement because of a single overriding fact, and that is that we have no other option.

“If we want to resolve this issue the only way is through negotiations,” he said, speaking from Vienna in a webcast discussion organised by Denver University's Center for Middle East Studies.