TEHRAN (Press Shia) – The Iranian Foreign Ministry’s spokesperson dismissed speculation that Tehran is caught in a dilemma of war or dialogue, stressing that there is no dead end for the Iranian nation.
“The Islamic Republic of Iran is an independent and mighty state by reliance on its own people, and has defined its bright path on the basis of its national interests and security and would be never placed in the dilemma of war and negotiation, or any other dilemma,” Abbas Mousavi said on Thursday.
“There is no dead end for the Iranian nation,” the spokesman underscored.
“Iranians have also proved throughout the history that they are game for warfare and valor, and also open to interaction and dialogue when appropriate,” Mousavi added.
“A psychological-propaganda scenario has been in progress against our nation for a while in addition to the economic terrorism operation. Therefore, we deem such talks (about a dilemma) and such a scenario as part of the same package, and they (enemies) themselves know that it is, if not called a threadbare, but an already failed scenario, and will definitely get nowhere,” he stressed.
In remarks last week, Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyed Ali Khamenei underlined that there will be no military confrontation between Iran and the US as Washington is aware that it won’t be in its interest, adding that negotiation with the US is not on the Islamic Republic’s agenda either.
“The Iranian nation’s definite option will be resistance in the face of the US, and in this confrontation, the US would be forced into a retreat,” Ayatollah Khamenei said. “Neither we nor they, who know war will not be in their interest, are after war.”
The Leader also ruled out any negotiation with the US as long as Washington sticks with its hostile approach against the Islamic Republic, saying Washington would be attempting to undermine Iran’s “points of strength,” such as its defensive power or its strategic regional influence, in any such interaction.