Iranian President Hassan Rohani Sunday unknowingly backed up a U.S. Congresswoman’s claim that he is full of deceit when he stated that the West must recognize Iran’s “right” to enrich uranium.
In a speech during Iran’s annual military parade on Sunday, Rohani declared that the West must accept “all the rights of the Iranian nation, especially the nuclear rights and uranium enrichment on Iranian territory in the framework of international rules.”
Der Spiegel, quoting anonymous intelligence officials, reported that Rohani is prepared to close down the Fordow uranium enrichment plant” with the probably demand that the United States and European Union return the favor by removing sanctions.
Last week, after the White House hinted that President Barack Obama might meet with Rohani at the United Nations next week, Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, the Florida Republican who chairs the House Subcommittee on the Middle East and North Africa, warned that “Rohani is a master of deceit who has been putting on an all-out charm offensive since he took office… and in many ways Rohani is much more dangerous than Ahmadinejad.”
She explained,” At least with Ahmadinejad you get what you see – his hatred for Israel and the United States is not disguised with rhetoric or spurious gestures of goodwill.