Rouhani criticizes Cameron’s anti-Iran remarks

Rouhani made the remarks at a press conference upon his arrival at the capital Tehran after a tour that took him to New York and the Russian city of Astrakhan.

SHAFAQNA- Iranian President Hassan Rouhani has criticized anti-Iranian comments by British Prime Minister David Cameron at the United Nations, calling them “inappropriate and unacceptable.”

The Iranian president said his meeting with Cameron had been held upon a request by the British government.

“The meeting with David Cameron, the English premier, was requested by London and during his address he made a statement that was inappropriate,” President Rouhani said.

Following the meeting, Cameron said during his address at the 69th annual session of the UN General Assembly that Tehran should change its policies regarding “support for terrorist organizations, its nuclear program, (and) its treatment of its people.”

Rouhani said he held several other meetings with high-ranking officials of different countries.

The president also made remarks about nuclear talks between Iran and the Sextet of world powers describing the talks as progressive.

Iran and its negotiating partners — the United States, France, Britain, Russia, China and Germany– have been holding talks to resolve the dispute over the Islamic Republic’s nuclear energy program.

The two sides held their latest round of talks in New York to work out a final agreement aimed at ending the longstanding dispute over Tehran’s civilian nuclear energy program within a November 24 deadline.

Last November, Iran and the six world powers clinched an interim nuclear accord, which took effect on January 20 and expired six months later. However, they agreed to extend their talks until November 24 as they remained divided on a number of key issues.

The Iranian president paid a two-day visit to Russia to attend the 4th summit of the Caspian Sea littoral states after he wrapped up his visit to New York where he attended the 69th annual session of the United Nations General Assembly.


Source: Press TV


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