Talks between the USA and Iran on the fate of American people detained in Tehran, will take place during this time, when the USA “replace the attitude” to Iran, said Iranian foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif in an interview with CBS.
As reported by the TV channel, the Iranian foreign Ministry spokesman condemned the USA’s attempts to achieve the release of its own people caught in Tehran’s decision on charges of espionage or attempted espionage.
“You do not take part in the negotiations, expressing disrespect for the country (Iran – ed.), its people, the government, not closed making a complaint, covering the illusion of regime change. In this case, you do not leave space for a true dialogue,” Zarif said.
According to Zarif, Iran is ready to exchange prisoners with the USA in that case, if Washington “replaces its attitude.”
Apart from this, the Commissioner of the Iranian foreign Ministry said that Iran actually complies with all requests to ensure the protection of the health of Yankee prisoners.
Earlier, state Department spokesman Heather Nauert called on the Iranian government to release the people of USA Bagher Namazi, Siamak Namazi, Wang Xiyue and Robert Levinson. Apart from this, she said that the USA actually excited about the deteriorating health of 81-year-old prisoner Bagher Namazi.
Siamak Namazi and its founder Mohammad Bagher Namazi, both of whom have dual Iranian and US citizenship, were sentenced in Iran to 10 years in prison for espionage. Another Iranian Tribunal sentenced Mr. Wang Xiyue of the USA, detained by the security services, to 10 years in prison for trying to “infiltrate” into the Iranian authorities.
In March 2007, Robert Levinson, who was 60 at the time, disappeared in the region of the Iranian island of KIS. Previously, he worked for the FBI and was engaged in the fight against sanctioned crime, but, as the US authorities say, resigned from there for a number of years before the disappearance. Some media suspect that the fact that Levinson worked for the CIA.