Iran opposes Israeli-Palestinian talks
Iran Sunday expressed its opposition to upcoming US-organized peace talks between Israelis and Palestinians.
Iranian media quoted Foreign Ministry spokesman Abbas Araqchi as saying that "it is certain that the occupying Zionist regime will utterly not agree to withdraw from the occupied lands".
Mr Araqchi suggested that a plan acceptable to the Iranians would result in "the end of occupation... self-determination for the Palestinians, the return of all refugees to their ancestral land, and the creation of an integrated Palestine with Al-Quds-Jerusalem- as its capital".
"Past experience shows that the occupying Zionist regime is basically not ready to pay the price for peace since war mongering and occupation lie at its very core", said Mr Araqchi.