TEHRAN, Sept. 9 (Xinhua) -- Iran Foreign Minister Mohammad- Javad Zarif said here Monday that the Western countries should adopt new approach in the next round of nuclear talks with Iran.
"Their past policy was wrong and achieved nothing. It is necessary that they change such a policy. Otherwise, the Islamic Republic of Iran will continue resistance like the past 10 years," Zarif was quoted as saying by Press TV.
Western countries should review the events of the past 10 years and change their "lose-lose game" strategy, said the Iranian foreign minister.
The Islamic republic insists the West should recognize Iran's " civilian" nuclear rights, including its enrichment program, and reduce pressures, however, the United States and its allies suspect that Iran's nuclear activities might aim at weaponry dimensions.
Western countries have imposed sanctions on the energy and financial sectors of the Islamic republic, which have had dire impacts on the economy of the country.
Zarif said on Monday that the "illegal and unfair" sanctions would have no impact on the determination of the Iranian government and nation to pursue peaceful nuclear activities.
"These sanctions show that there is no political will for constructive interaction with the Islamic Republic of Iran," he said.
After the victory of moderate President Hassan Rouhani in Iran' s June 14 elections, both the Iranian government and the six world powers showed interest in resuming nuclear talks. Their last round of negotiations held in Almaty, Kazakhstan, in April, but the meeting did not produce practical results.
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