In an interview with ILNA, Iranian politician Seyyed Hossein Naghavi-Hosseini, the representative of the National security and foreign policy commission of the Iranian Parliament explained at the moment the conditions for negotiations are inappropriate.
He said that Japan is a partner of Iran, its cooperation with us has always been positive, so Abe trip is so important to us. ”It is said that he carries the message from the West, I must say that he is not the first one to bring the message of the West to Iran.”
According to media, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe will meet Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei and President Hassan Rouhani on a visit this week that aims at easing regional tension, in what experts called a rare, bold move for a Japanese leader.
"The United States is seeking for mediators to talk with Iran these days; One day is Switzerland, the next day is Iraq and other country as well," Iranian member of Parliament said.
The lawmaker also added that when the US imposes more sanctions, threatens Iran and then expects that this policy of pressure will get Tehran to hold talks, it is mistaken.
He added that Iran will not sit at the negotiating table with such a country. Iran does not need a mediator to negotiate; this behavior by the United States must change. “There is no conditions for negotiations, even if Trump backs down from all his demands".
“If the German foreign minister's visit to our country is base on mediation between Iran and the United States is vain, because relations between Iran and the United States is not base on mediation.
Tension between Iran and the United States has escalated recently, a year after Washington pulled out of a deal between Iran and global powers to curb Tehran’s nuclear program in return for lifting sanctions.
Abe had spoken to U.S. President Donald Trump by telephone to discuss Iran, Suga told a news conference.
On a four-day visit to Japan last month, Trump welcomed Abe’s help in dealing with Iran after public broadcaster NHK had said Japan’s leader was considering a trip to Tehran.