شنبه ۱ آبان ۱۳۹۵ تهران ۱۵:۱۶ - ۲۲ اکتبر ۲۰۱۶
Top nuclear negotiator Hassan Rowhani ruled out direct talks with the US over the country’s nuclear program. IAEA chief ElBaradei last March suggested such talks to US policymakers. Rowhani said the only party Iran negotiates with is the IAEA. July 12, 2004 - “There is no justification for accepting suggestions to hold negotiations with a country which adopts a bullying attitude toward others, secretary of the supreme national security council and Iran’s chief nuclear negotiator Hassan Rowhani said on Monday in an interview with the Islamic government’s TV monopoly.
His comments were in response to suggestions made last March by UN International Atomic Energy Agency's chief Mohamed ElBaradei, who told Washington policymakers that the US and Iran should resolve their differences through direct talks.
Rowhani also ruled out negotiations over Iran’s nuclear program with France, Germany and Britain. "The other party to the negotiations for us is the IAEA and we have nothing to do with any other country,” he said.
”If we are talking with the Europeans countries, it is because we have normal relations with them and they took the initiative to do so,” Rowhani added.
So far, mediations by Europe’s big three has prevented the case of Iran’s nuclear programs from being referred to the UN Security Council.