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Iran calls US military threats repetitive, hollow

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  3 April 2015 12:00 AM GMT

Tehran, April 2: Iranian Defence Minister Hossein Dehghan said on Thursday that US threats to revert to a military option in case of failure to reach a nuclear agreement were repetitive and hollow. Dehghan’s remarks were in response to statements by US Defense Secretary Ashton Carter in a television interview in which he said “the military option certainly will remain on the table” if the US, Iran and the five other tions involved in the nuclear talks fail to strike a deal, Efe news agency reported. “The military option certainly will remain on the table. One of my jobs is to make sure all options are on the table,” said Carter on NBC’s “Today” programme. According to the Iranian minister, Carter’s statements, oft-repeated by US officials, were aimed at “influencing the ratiol atmosphere” prevailing in the talks in Switzerland at a “sensitive and complicated time”, the official news agency IR said. “These remarks confirm Iran’s right not to trust the United States and will surely have no effect on Iran’s ratiol, just and well-founded stances with respect to the nuclear issue,” he added. (IANS)

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