Raisi: Negotiations Must Coincide with Lifting Sanctions
Iranian president Ibrahim Raisi in a public broadcast recalled Iran's willingness to negotiate over its nuclear program without pressure.
Iranian President Ibrahim Raisi announced during a direct interview with Iranian television, that the dialogue within the framework of nuclear negotiations between his country and Western countries "must coincide with the lifting of all sanctions."
He expressed that Iran does not fear negotiations and considers them a diplomatic instrument, but western countries, especially the United States, are looking for negotiations accompanied by pressure. Raisi highlighted that exerting pressure on Iran has not previously worked, while "enemies repeatedly tried it."
Regarding the situation in Afghanistan and the recent developments, Raisi explained that "Iran has been and is still searching "calmness, peace, and stability."
Raisi asserted his belief that Iranian-Afghan relations will be peaceful if the government is based on the will of the people.
The President also emphasized the importance of common security, noting how "the security of our neighbors is our security," and detailing that Afghanistan is in a dire situation and experiences lasting damage due to the unjust policies practiced by the US and Western countries who were in the nation.