Simultaneous with the new round of nuclear talks, regime leaders on one hand emphasize on the need for continuing nuclear and missile projects, and on the other hand with continuing the negotiations and exploiting the appeasement policy, they want to prevent the continuation and the ratcheting up of the sanctions to buy time to advance their nuclear projects.
Khamenei, the Supreme Leader of the mullahs’ regime, speaking after visiting the IRGC Aerospace products, called missile productions of the regime as "a message of inner strength and ability", expressed concern over "lack of attention to this message by some officials”, and said: "The IRGC Aerospace force should work diligently to advance their programs and should not be satisfied with its current state. It must bring its products to the mass production phase; this is a duty." He added: "They (the West) expect to limit Iran's missile program while they are constantly threatening Iran with military force, so their expectation is foolish and stupid."
Khamenei said: “Of course I have always been and am supportive of initiatives in the foreign policy and in the negotiations and my constant recommendation to the officials has been that they have to employ all initiatives and efforts.”
Experience of the past 30 years demonstrates that ‘initiatives’ and ‘negotiations’ in regime’s vocabulary have no meanings other than ‘deception’, ‘concealment’ and ‘buying time’.
He also emphasized the need to circumvent the sanctions and said: "The country’s needs and some issues such as sanctions should not be tied to the negotiations. Officials should solve the sanctions in another way." (ISNA News Agency - May 11)
Mullah Hassan Rouhani, the mullahs’ regime President, expressed the purpose negotiations for the regime in other terms and said although “in politics we want to take a step forward", but "we do not want to retreat one step in technology... Our scientists, our Atomic Energy Agency, who also gave their lives; we continued and shall continue with all scientific and legal activities. Everyone, the West, the East, and the P5+1 should know this." (IRGC Fars News Agency – May 11).
Ali Larijani, Speaker of the mullahs’ Parliament, also said in this regard: "The final talks are not an area for negligence. The quantity of nuclear technology is not a matter of bargain in the talks" (ILNA state news agency - May 12).
At the same time, members of the mullahs’ parliament issued a statement, “warning the great powers that the Iranian nation [i.e. the clerical regime] would not resign from its positions in peaceful nuclear technology … the negotiating team should not retreat” (IRNA state news agency - May 12).