Rouhani: ‘Today we have a victory’
VIENNA—Top Iranian leaders have been celebrating a recently inked extension in nuclear negotiations with the West, with leading military figures and politicians saying that the deal is a sign that the “Americans have very clearly surrendered to Iran’s might,” according to regional reports.
As negotiations in Vienna break up so that leaders from all sides can return to their countries for further deliberations, the Iranians have already begun mocking the West and insisting that the country’s nuclear rights will soon be recognized.
The “Americans have very clearly surrendered to Iran’s might, and this is obvious in their behavior in the region and in the negotiations, and the enemies’ reservations vis-a-vis Iran are completely felt,” Major General Mohammad Ali Jafari, commander of the Iranian Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC), was quoted as saying late Monday following the announcement of an extension in talks.
If the United States ever decides to launch an attack on Iran, “our war will end by conquering Palestine,” Jafari said.
Meanwhile, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said on Monday in a television interview that the country’s “centrifuges will not stop,” according to a translation of his remarks.
“Today we have a victory much greater than what happened in the negotiation,” Rouhani said. “This victory is that our circumstances are not like previous years. Today we are at a point that nobody in the world [in which no one says] sanctions must be increased in order that Iran accept P5+1 demands.”
“No one says to reach agreement we must increase pressure on Iran,” Rouhani said. “But they say to reach an agreement more time and more discussion is needed. This is a great victory for what the Iranian nation started since last June 15.”
Iran’s goal in the talks going forward is to retain its most contested nuclear technology and see all economic sanctions against it lifted, according to Rouhani.
Throughout this duration of talks, Iran has continued its nuclear work, including the enrichment of uranium, Rouhani said.
“Centrifuges have been running and I promise the Iranian nation that centrifuges will never stop,” he said.
Full article: Iran: ‘Americans Have Very Clearly Surrendered’ (Washington Free Beacon)