Press Shia – The representative of Khorasan Razavi in the Assembly of Experts argued that any negotiations with the malicious enemies would indicate weakness and stressed, “The authorities must not assume that Iran’s problems would be being resolved through negotiations with the enemies.”
The Iranian cleric and politician added, “The enemies don’t have a position where the people can trust in them and can obtain and give concessions by negotiating with them and be certain that the enemies will not abide by the concessions they have been given or obtained. This is certainly not the case because they acted this way with us.”
Ayatollah Alemi said, “If the enemies attached credibility and value to their statements and commitments, they wouldn’t have abandoned the result of more than two years of negotiations that ended with the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA). Thus, we could not expect anything else from the enemies.”
His Eminence continued, “Now on the assumption that the officials went and negotiated with the enemies, what guarantee is there that they will not abandon the ultimate agreement like they did with the JCPOA? Anywhere the Americans go in the world and negotiate, if the negotiations are in the interest of the other party, they will easily withdraw from it just as was recently the case in North Korea where the United States didn’t remove any sanctions from North Korea.”
He added, “The Europeans follow the United States and act on their demands. In my opinion, negotiating with the enemies isn’t in the interests of the country and the people in any way and doesn’t solve any of the problems facing the country, but rather it adds problems to our problems.”
In conclusion, Ayatollah Alemi emphasized that negotiating with the malicious enemies is a sign of weakness and pointed out, “If the enemies know that we have a weakness, they try to harm us through a variety of ways and don’t reflect even a little in this manner.”
The President of the United States, Donald Trump, announced on May 8th that Washington was walking away from the JCPOA nuclear agreement and planned to reinstate American nuclear sanctions on Iran and impose “the highest level” of economic bans on the Islamic Republic.
Under the JCPOA, Iran undertook to put limits on its nuclear program in exchange for the removal of nuclear-related sanctions imposed against Tehran.