Iran has said comments in Barack Obama’s Accompaniment of the Union accent about how sanctions affiliated to its nuclear programme had affected Tehran to the negotiating table were “unrealistic and unconstructive”.
“The apparition of sanctions accepting an aftereffect on Iran’s action for nuclear negotiations is based on a apocryphal account of history,” Iran’s adopted admiral backer Marzieh Afkham was quoted as adage by accompaniment anchorperson IRIB.
President Obama, in his abode on Tuesday, said US and all-embracing burden had led to the acting accord addled in November amid Iran and six all-around powers, beneath which Tehran agreed to calibration aback uranium accessory in acknowledgment for sanctions relief.
“American diplomacy, backed by pressure, has apoplectic the advance of Iran’s nuclear programme and formed genitalia of that programme back,” Obama said. “The sanctions that we put in abode helped accomplish this befalling possible.”
Afkham, in comments acquaint on the IRIB website, absolved Obama’s comments. “It is a absolutely amiss estimation of Tehran’s absorption to actualize an befalling for western countries to accept addition affectionate of affiliation with the Iranian nation,” she said.
Afkham additionally alone Obama’s affirmation that address had opened a window which could apprehend any accessible nuclear weapons drive by Iran.
“America considers preventing Iran from accepting a nuclear weapon to be its better achievement, but it is amiss back Iran has never approved to access a nuclear weapon and will never do so in future,” she said.
Iran has again alone suggestions that bread-and-butter sanctions had affected it to the negotiating table, although aftermost year above admiral Mahmoud Ahmadinejad accepted the castigating measures had acquired “problems”.
The Islamic republic has additionally consistently denied its nuclear programme has a aggressive dimension, as doubtable by western nations which imposed the sanctions.
Under the accord addled in Geneva in November, Washington committed to “refrain from arty fresh nuclear-related sanctions” for six months while apple admiral seek to bang out a absolute adjustment with Iran.
Obama has additionally apprenticed to veto any bill to appoint fresh sanctions adjoin Iran, admonishing the move could derail the talks.
The negotiations amid Iran and the alleged P5+1 admiral – Britain, China, France, Russia, the US and Germany – are appointed to resume in Fresh York abutting month.