Iran's Foreign Ministry spokesman Ramin Mehmanparast dismissed the recent remarks made by French Foreign Minister Alain Juppe and said French officials seemed displeased over high turnout of Iranian people at the late Majlis parliament election.

According to Khabar online political correspondent, Juppe on Wednesday said he is skeptic that a revival of talks between the 5+1 group (the United States, Britain, France, Russia, China, and Germany) and Iran would succeed: "I am a little skeptical ... I think Iran continues to be two-faced," he told France's i-Tele television."
"That's why I think we have to continue to be extremely firm on sanctions (already imposed on Iran), which in my view are the best way to prevent a military option that would have unforeseeable consequences," French Foreign Minister added.
His words were responded by the Foreign Ministry of the Islamic Republic of Iran as Mehmanparast rejected what called unrealistic and interfering remarks of Juppe at France's i-Tele television.
"Such remarks shows that French Foreign Minister does not realize the realities of a democratic region, healthy parliamentary election, the variety of political factions and the peaceful condition of the vote in Iran," he said.
"Perhaps French officials have frowned upon the active and inspiring role played by the Islamic Republic of Iran in the Middle East region as it's evident in their response to the 9th Majlis election," Iran's Foreign Ministry Spokesman added.
He called for the French officials to adopt rationality, be realistic and respectful to the rights of the independent Iranian nation and comply with noninterference principle in the domestic affairs of the other countries.
"By now, the confrontational policy towards Iran has not been fruitful and it is more reasonable that the relevant officials adopt a constructive interaction instead," Mehmanparast said.
Earlier, Iran's Foreign Minister Ali Akbar Salehi also stated that the Islamic Republic is seeking a way out of its nuclear dispute with the West so that both sides win.
Salehi, the former head of Iran's Atomic Energy Organization hoever asserted that Iran has not any doubt in pursuing its peaceful nuclear program and is moving ahead with confidence while is prepared to face the worst scenarios.
As both 5 + 1 Group and Iran have welcomed the revival of talks, in response to a letter by EU’s foreign affairs chief Catherine Ashton who represents the six world powers, Salehi announced that Iran is willing to follow negotiations on its nuclear program based on mutual respect.
As well as Salehi, the Secretary of Iran’s Supreme National Security Council, Sa'eed Jalili expressed Iran's readiness to follow nuclear talks.
In response to a question about the objectives of Iran's upcoming negotiations with 5+1 group, Iran’s Foreign Minister had pointed out that the Islamic Republic wants to resolve the issue and Iran is ready to begin constructive negotiations and waiting for their response.
"We understand their situation. They are looking for a respectful way out of the issue and we are ready to prepare the ground for their respectful way out by bringing new initiatives to the table," Salehi said.
News ID 181588