U.S. warnings of the possibility of a military strike against Iran are void, and only meant to undermine the stability of other nations, a senior Iranian official told the state-run television outlet Press TV.
The comment by Iran’s parliamentary speaker came as diplomatic efforts to solve the decade-long stand-off altered at a round of talks between Iran and the West in Moscow this month, with Israel renewing threats to attack Iran if it fails to rein in its nuclear work.
Last week, American officials and experts urged U.S. President Barack Obama to take a tougher stance on the Islamic Republic’s nuclear program, with some advising the administration to provide Israel with the arms needed for an attack on Iran’s nuclear facilities.
The missive included specific demands to be met by Tehran in case of a diplomatic solution to the nuclear standoff, saying that among “the absolute minimum steps it [Iran] must take immediately are shutting down the Fordo nuclear facility, freezing enrichment above 5 percent, and shipping all uranium enriched above five percent out of the country.”
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