Iran General NewsUS denies sending warning to Iran via Russia

US denies sending warning to Iran via Russia

-

AFP: The United States on Thursday denied a report that Secretary of State Hillary Clinton told her Russian counterpart that upcoming talks on Iran’s nuclear program were a “last chance” to resolve the long-running standoff. WASHINGTON (AFP)— The United States on Thursday denied a report that Secretary of State Hillary Clinton told her Russian counterpart that upcoming talks on Iran’s nuclear program were a “last chance” to resolve the long-running standoff.

“The secretary did not send a warning to the Iranians through Foreign Minister (Sergei) Lavrov,” State Department spokeswoman Victoria Nuland told reporters when asked about the report in Russia’s Kommersant daily.

“The conversation that they had on Iran centered around ensuring that these talks, as they start, are structured in a way… that they bring substantive results,” Nuland said.

Clinton’s meeting with Lavrov in New York Monday also focused on ensuring that the talks “can’t be used for stalling and that they can’t be used for covering continuing activity” in Iran’s nuclear program, Nuland said.

In her discussions with Lavrov on the sidelines of the UN Security Council, Clinton never used the adjective “last” to describe the opportunity that the planned talks represent, Nuland said.

The United States, Russia, China, Britain, France and Germany have agreed to resume stalled talks with Iran over its nuclear program at a time and place yet to be determined.

Kommersant reported Wednesday that Clinton had told Lavrov the talks were a “last chance” to resolve the crisis, and asked her Russian colleague to make this clear to the Iranian authorities.”

Washington, which has no diplomatic relations with the Islamic Republic, has stressed there is still time to resolve the standoff over Iran’s disputed nuclear program, but has refused to rule out a military strike as an option.

Israel, increasingly impatient with Iran’s refusal to come clean on its nuclear program, also has refused to rule out military action.

The United States and Israel fear that Iran’s uranium enrichment program masks a drive to build a nuclear bomb. Iran denies the charges, insisting its program is entirely peaceful.

Latest news

Growing Disintegration Among Iran Regime’s Forces

Iran has been shaken by a wave of nationwide protests since mid-September. The trigger was the death of the...

Grim Tidings for Iran’s Regime After Approval of UN Fact-Finding Mission

After many discussions and debates, the United Nations Human Rights Council has approved a fact-finding mission to investigate the...

Iranian People’s Resistance Changed the Appeasement Policy

Soon after the new US government started its obligations in January 2021, hand in hand with the European governments...

Khamenei’s Disgraceful Campaign Against Piranshahr and Javanrud, Who Will Be the Loser?

On the 67th day of Iran’s revolution, the Iranian regime attempted to put a halt to the protests in...

Iran: Expensive Medicine, Cheap Human Life

A look at the equipment and weapons that the Iranian regime has been using against its people to suppress...

Who Is Abolqasem Salavati Iran Regime’s Killer Judge?

Last week, it was announced that the case of several people who were arrested during the Iranian People's uprising...

Must read

Iran Drops Key Demand, Agrees to Suspend Nuclear Enrichment

Los Angeles Times: Iran on Sunday agreed to halt...

Suicide bomber kills 30 in attack on Iran’s Guards

AFP: A suicide bomber blew himself up at a...

You might also likeRELATED
Recommended to you