Baku, Azerbaijan, Feb. 11
By Fatih Karimov - Trend: Successful economic management and the implementation of the resistance economy have empowered Iranian nuclear negotiators, Mohammad Nahavandian, Iran presidential office's chief of staff said.
Nahavandian said that the Iranian negotiating team observes securing national interests and dignity as its main policy, Iran 's IRNA news agency reported Feb. 11.
He added that Iran 's national economic management showed enemies that the national economic growth is not dependent upon the nuclear talks.
The Iranian private sector should boost relations with foreign companies and win their trust, he noted.
Last year, Iran 's Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei outlined general policies for a "Resistance Economy", with a main theme of supporting domestic production relying on national resources.
The leader emphasized improving economic productivity, supporting job creation plans, and enhancing social welfare indices.
He has also highlighted the need for reforming the national financial system, increasing non-oil exports, implementing the subsidy reform plan, improving consumption patterns, and securing sufficient sources for food and drug imports.
The talks between Iran and the P5+1 (the US, the UK, Russia, China, France and Germany) group were extended until July 1, 2015 to reach a comprehensive nuclear agreement.
After the sides failed to meet the November 24, 2014 deadline they also extended the Geneva nuclear deal, which was signed in November 2013 to provide Iran with some sanctions relief in exchange for Tehran agreeing to limit certain aspects of its nuclear activities.
Edited by CN