Saturday, 30 June 2012

The Latest from Iran (30 June): "Talk to Us"

0645 GMT: While the Tehran Friday Prayer leader tried to assure his audience, "Iran is prospering despite sanctions," there were signs elsewhere of nerves. One example came from New York, where Iran's Ambassador to the United Nations, Mohammad Khazaei, called on the "West" to talk with Tehran, while adding that the US and its European allies are "apparently not ready for constructive negotiations ".

Khazaei tried to maintain defiance by declaring that the Islamic Republic "knows how to deal with foreign pressure without bowing to the illegitimate demands of the West". It is notable, however, that this is the second occasion this week when the envoy bemoaned the exclusion of Islamic Republic, as it faces economic pressure, from discussions --- he also spoke of Iran's absence from today's international conference on Syria.

The European Union's cut-off of oil from Iran starts tomorrow.


from EA WorldView: EA Iran

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