Speaker: US should explain Diplomats' Conduct
Speaker of the Islamic parliament of Iran Ali Larijani has called on the United States to explain the disorderly conduct of its diplomats abroad as claimed by Wikileaks.
Documents released by the website on November 28, indicate that American diplomats were given instructions by the US Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton to spy on the United Nations leadership and representatives of the permanent members of its Security Council, including Britain.
The instructions were sent to 30 US embassies around the world, including the one in Germany. “There are different ambiguities about the Wikileaks website, but the main point here is that American officials should be accountable for the issues raised by the website,” Larijani told reporters at a press conference on Saturday.
“The US should give a straight answer, did they pursued diplomacy in their international relations or other [illicit] issues such as spying and conspiring.” Larijani said. A cooperative approach can facilitate the negotiations between Iran and the P5+1 Britain, China, France, Russia and the US plus Germany and both sides can benefit from discussing common points, including global nuclear disarmament and regional security, he added. Double standards, he warned, could result in mistrust between negotiating sides. Iran and the P5+1 on Tuesday ended two-day multifaceted negotiations in Geneva, with both sides agreeing to hold the next round of talks in the Turkish city of Istanbul in late January.