Azerbaijan, Baku, Oct. 7 / Trend, N. Umid/
Some regional countries are interested in Iran-US tensions to continue, the head of the Iran Parliament National Security and Foreign Policy Commission, Alaeddin Boroujerdi said, ISNA news agency reported.
He went on to note that, for the time being the issue is decreasing tensions among two countries, not repairing the relations. He added that improving relations between Iran and the United States needs a lot of time.
Boroujerdi also underlined that the US should eliminate oppression against Iran and acknowledge Iran's nuclear rights to decrease distrust between the two countries.
The Iranian and U.S. foreign ministers met in NY after 34 years and the two countries` presidents talked for first time via telephone later in September.
The US President Barack Obama and Iranian President Hassan Rouhani`s phone talk is the highest-level contact between the two countries since the Iranian Revolution in 1979 and a sign that both sides are serious about reaching a pact on Iran's nuclear program.
Obama said both men had directed their teams to work expeditiously toward an agreement on the nuclear issue.
As president, Rouhani is the head of the government but has limited powers.
Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei is the ultimate authority in Iran with final say on domestic and foreign policy, though Rouhani says he has been given full authority to negotiate on the nuclear issue.
The United States and its allies have imposed tough economic sanctions on Iran over suspicions Tehran intends to develop a nuclear capability. Iran says the program is purely peaceful.