Iranian President Hassan Rouhani on Sunday described Tehran’s rights and national interests as red lines that should not be crossed.
Speaking to Iran’s Parliament after nuclear talks ended Saturday with no deal, Rouhani said that a major legitimate Iranian right “is its nuclear rights, including the right of enrichment inside the Iranian soil within the framework of the international regulations.”
Rouhani said Tehran’s “peaceful interaction” in the new round of talks has “embarrassed the occupiers, frightened the warmongers and convinced the big powers to accept Iran’s plan at least in terms of generalities.”
He added that Iran explicitly told P5+1 negotiators that it would not accept “any threat, sanction, insult or discrimination and would never bow to the threats of any power.”
“Those who sit at the negotiation table with us have realized that sanction is not an appropriate solution to the nuclear dispute and the correct way is interaction, negotiation and logic,” Rouhani said.
“Iran is not stubborn and wants to deal with the world with logic,” he said, adding that Tehran is not seeking weapons of mass destruction.
“A successful negotiation is the one which would benefit both sides and this is what we call a win-win game,” Rouhani said.