Radical statements against Iran-West negotiations mainly for domestic use - expert
Azerbaijan, Baku, Sept. 24 / Trend, S. Isayev, N. Umid
Radical statements made in Iran against Iran-West negotiations, are aimed towards domestic audience, expert on international relations Davood Hermidas Bavand told Trend.
The expert was commenting on some Iranian officials` radical statements against flexibility in Iran-West negotiations.
Bavand noted that personal statements in this particular case are not important.
"It is important that Iran's negotiating team is given a serious instructions for negotiating, and achieving positive results, he said.
Hardliners in Iran increasingly fear that the new President Hassan Rouhani's promise to engage with the US and the West - especially to bring new "transparency" to resolve Iran's nuclear case - will compromise revolutionary ideology.
In particular, Esmail Kovsari a hardliner MP told to Iranian Etemad newspaper on Sept. 24 that Iran needs aggressiveness in its foreign policy, adding that, no Iran-West negotiations should be held.
"Conservative extremists are active in both Iran and the U.S., and if the negotiations are successful, such outcome would silence these people from both sides,"Bavand said, with relation to the success of negotiations.
Previously, U.S. analyst said that the meeting between Iran's president Hassan Rouhan and U.S. leader Barack Obama is possible in NY, during the U.N. General Assembly meeting. Later, the statement was dismissed by Iran's foreign ministry.
"People who voted for Hassan Rouhani expect him to solve country's problems, in particular economic problems, Bavand noted, adding that Rouhani's foreign policy is based on constructive negotiations.
Bavand further underlined the importance of having strategic unity between different official entities in Iran, with regard to the disputed nuclear issue of Iran.
He added that Iran's nuclear negotiations will, from now on, be managed by one center - country's Foreign ministry.
It should be noted that at the upcoming nuclear talks between Iran and P5+1 group, Islamic Republic Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif is scheduled to lead country's negotiating team.
Bavand noted that having negotiations is important in terms of Iran's national interests.