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December 16, 2013 9:55 am

Iran FM Zarif: ‘We’re Not Going to Accept Diktats’

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Mohammad Javad Zarif. Photo: Wikipedia.

Washington Post – Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said that despite hitting a “snag” in nuclear negotiations last week, Iran is “‰committed “100 percent” to reaching a comprehensive final agreement. But he voiced tough positions on key issues and said “it’s going to be a bumpy road,” with difficult bargaining ahead.

Zarif, who is Iran’s top chief negotiator, outlined his views in an hour-long interview at the foreign ministry here Sunday. He said that his country would continue the talks, despite what he called the “extremely counterproductive” U.S. Treasury Department announcement last week ofnew steps to enforce existing sanctions.

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