34-year-old animosity would not be resolved by a call

TEHRAN, Sep. 30 (MNA) – Iran’s ambassador to Republic of Azerbaijan has said Iran-US 34 years of animosity could not be resolved with a phone call.

Mehr News reported that Mohsen Pak Ayeen, Iran’s ambassador to Baku talking to Azerbaijan’s independent TV channel ANS, about Obama’s phone call to Rouhani. In this program, Pak Ayeen believed that a realistic view by the US was important not only for peace in the region, but also for global peace. “Now after 34 years, the Americans have come to a point that Iran would not compromise to threats, and it would not accept the language of threat either. This is positive in itself,” told Pak Ayeen to ANS.

“It was quite unexpected for general public and diplomatic and political elites alike. Now, they show that they have adopted a realistic view of the world; however, a 34-year-old animosity would not be solved with a call, but it is a positive beginning,” he added.

“ Obama’s references to Supreme Leader’s fatwa on sanctioning use of nuclear weapons was again positive, indicating that probably the US officials would change their threat approach and seek to put a peaceful option on the table,” he said.

Pak Ayeen also pointed to Zionist lobby and far-right extremists in the US as hurdles to the peace process. “Today’s news stories relate to Zionist regime uneasiness about the phone call, and certainly, they will attempt to stop the process,” he told ANS.

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