Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei says Iran would rather not sign any nuclear agreement with the P5+1 than strike a deal that contradicts the interests of the Iranian nation.
During an address to Islamic Republic of Iran Air Force commanders on Sunday, Ayatollah Khamenei said Iran agrees with the US on that no deal between Tehran and the P5+1 is better than a bad deal, which would bring about the humiliation of the grand Iranian nation.
Ayatollah Khamenei further said Iranian nuclear negotiators are making efforts to secure the removal of hostile sanctions against Tehran during their discussions with the six world powers, adding, however, that if they fail to do so, everyone should know there are numerous ways inside the country to blunt the impact of the US-led bans.
In order to reach a nuclear accord with the P5+1, the Islamic Republic has currently suspended 20-percent uranium enrichment as well as the development of centrifuges and nuclear facilities in Arak and Fordo, said the Leader, adding that Tehran has acted logically in the course of the negotiations, while the other side seeks to blackmail the Iranians.
“During the nuclear negotiations, the Islamic establishment acts based on logic, but the other side has no rationality and as a result seeks to rely on bullying,” added Ayatollah Khamenei, stressing that the Iranian nation “will not buckle under bullying, excessive demands and irrational behavior.”
The Leader said he does not agree to a talks' procedure based on which the two sides would initially reach a general nuclear agreement within a certain timeframe and confirm the details at a later stage.
“If any deal is to be reached, it should be done in a single stage and include general [terms] and details all at once,” Ayatollah Khamenei stated.
Ayatollah Khamenei stressed that the general points and technical details of any accord need to be agreed upon simultaneously.