Iranian MP Urges Iran to Take First Step to Improve Relations with U.S.

Politics Materials 7 November 2008 11:28 (UTC +04:00)
Iranian MP Urges Iran to Take First Step to Improve Relations with U.S.

Iran, Tehran, 6 November / Trend , corr. A.Namdari/Iranian officials must take the first step to improve the relations with Washington taken into account the election of Barack Obama to the presidential post of the U.S., MP Mehdi Shahriyar, a member of the Iranian National Security Commission, said in the interview to Trend .

On 4 November, Obama won the presidential election in the U.S. He promised cardinal 'changes' during his election campaign in the country.

"Obama's election to the presidential post may become an historical opportunity to improve the relations with Iran," Shahriyar told Trend .

According to MP, the both countries may launch the talks and restore their diplomatic relations in fair political conditions. The new elected president of the U.S., according to MP, takes a positive position on mutual relations with Iran and other countries in the region.

Manouchehr Mottaki, the Iranian Foreign Minister, voiced a hope that the new president of the U.S. would meet the expectation of the population.

"The Americans do not want the mistakes committed by the previous administration to be repeated by Obama," Mottaki added.

The first black president of the U.S. Obama will take the office on 20 January 2009.

Recently, Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad expressed uncertainty about Obama's success in the presidential election.

Iranian officials demonstrated repeatedly their neutral position regarding the candidates to the presidential post of the U.S.

The relations between Iran and U.S. became worsening after attack of the U.S. Embassy in Tehran by a group of supporters of Ayatollah Khomeini in 1979. Totally 444 U.S. diplomats were captured.

No direct diplomatic relations have been held between Iran and U.S. for 30 years. The interest of the U.S. in Iran is represented by the Switzerland Embassy in this country.

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