West is wasting time in nuclear talks: Ahmadinejad
Iran is ready for continuation of talks with the G5+1 in Moscow or Beijing but the West is interested in wasting time, Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said here on Wednesday.
He made the remark in a meeting with Chinese Prime Minister Wen Jiabao.
“However, Tehran has pursued to arrange talks between the deputies of
top Iran and G5+1 negotiators but recent behavior of western side of the
nuclear negotiations has not been encouraging.”
Ahmadinejad underscored that Iran is against nuclear weapons and praises
China support for Tehran’s right for peaceful use of nuclear
“West propaganda against Iran’s nuclear activities or China internal
affairs has its roots in US hostility toward the two countries.”
“World order is changing deeply to a more just world; China can play a
more important role in the new world order; current world order is in
favor of some world powers and against the interest of most nations.”
“China-Iran relations are historical and cultural oriented; development
of relations with Beijing in all fields is part of principles of
Tehran’s foreign policy; Iran-China trade exchange stood at the range of
45 dlrs billion in the past two years but it should be increased to the
volume of 200 billion dollars by the next 10 years based on latest
agreements; Iran favors elimination of foreign currencies and and their
substitution by the national ones or using a barter system,” he added.
President noted that Iran is ready for development of relations with
China in the fields of energy, airspace and resolution of Afghanistan
problems, adding that NATO aims to expand its wing to the East through
Afghanistan and this is a threat for both Tehran and Beijing and the two
countries’ cooperation can increase the two nations’ deterrence power.
It is important to know that although the relations between these two
governments are relatively new, trade and diplomatic relations between
the people and cultures of Iran and China have been existing since 200