Ahmad Khatami: Europe and America are the same. I don’t say our diplomacy mustn’t have negotiation and diplomatic relations with them. But don’t be contend with Europeans’ bitter candy. What they have given you is the policy of oil for food which humiliates a nation. Fortunately, in my position, I saw that one of Europeans said, ‘on the condition that Iran signs FATF’. What has that got to do with you? This is our people’s decision. The foreign ministry’s officials responded to these remarks very well.
[Tehran’s Friday prayer leader, Ahmad Khatami, calls European financial mechanism for Iran as ‘oil for food’ which ‘humiliates a nation’.]