Iranian MPs urge Rouhani to select more skilled nuclear negotiators

Business Materials 11 December 2013 16:56 (UTC +04:00)

Baku, Azerbaijan, Dec.11

By Fatih Karimov - Trend: Sixty members of the Iranian parliament have written a letter to President Hassan Rouhani, urging him to select more skilled persons for the nuclear negotiating team, the Mehr News Agency reported on Dec. 11.

Six MPs asked foreign minister Javad Zarif to avoid saying things which may make enemies hopeful and instigate them to war.

Meanwhile, Former head of Iran's Atomic Energy Organization Fereydoon Abbasi has criticized Iran's President Hassan Rouhani's latest comments on the country's nuclear deal with the West, Fars news agency reported on Dec. 10.

Abbasi also criticized the Genava nuclear deal, accusing Rouhani's administration of making the current negotiation team heroes.

On Nov. 24, Iran and the P5+1 reached a deal in Geneva after several days of intensive negotiations. With the agreement, Iran has agreed to curb some nuclear activities for six months in return for sanctions relief.

Former head of Iran's Atomic Energy Organization also underlined that the Islamic republic's enemies have sabotaged the country's nuclear facilities in the last 5 years.

Abbasi also accused IAEA's inspectors of cooperating with the "enemies".