Iran will never accept the terms of surrender and sacrifice its sovereignty in order to sit at the table for inconsequential discussions with the US leadership, American writer and retired professor James Petras has said.
Petras, who has several books on Middle Eastern political issues, made the remarks in an interview on Tuesday with Press TV while commenting on the contradictory statements of US President Donald Trump and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo about Iran.
Trump on Monday said he was ready to meet Iranian President Hassan Rouhani “any time they want to.”
He said that he would “certainly meet” with Iranians with “no preconditions.”
Hours later, Pompeo appeared on CNBC and set some conditions for the possible Iran-US summit.
“We’ve said this before,” said the former CIA chief. “If the Iranians demonstrate a commitment to make fundamental changes in how they treat their own people, reduce their malign behavior, can…