Chairman of Iran's Expediency Council Ayatollah Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani said Saturday Iranian nuclear negotiating team enjoys support of the Iranian nation, IRNA reported.
In a meeting with Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif and a number of other officials of Foreign Ministry, Ayatollah Rafsanjani said that support for Iran's negotiating team by Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, Iranian officials and the whole nation is of special importance and will be recorded in the country's history.
Rafsanjani called on Foreign Ministry officials to make every effort to protect the nation's right to civilian nuclear energy, saying, "the Iranian nation supports you."
He hailed the course of nuclear negotiations with the West and expressed hope that the talks will yield good results.
He said that Iran's foreign policy has changed the world's view of the country and prevented the spread of sanctions so that the people are now hopeful about Iran's economic prosperity.
At the beginning of the meeting, Foreign Minister Zarif briefed the Expediency Council chairman on the recent round of nuclear negotiations with the P5+1 and plans to be pursued by foreign policy apparatus during the Iranian new year.