Iranian nuclear team’s arrangement notifies will to conduct relations with world
Baku, Azerbaijan, Feb. 22
By Khalid Kazimov - Trend:
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani has said that the new makeup of the Iranian nuclear negotiation team shows that the Islamic Republic is determined in its efforts to conduct relations with the world, IRNA news agency reported Feb. 22.
Rouhani made the remarks in a conference on resistance economy and regional relations attended by the country's provincial governor generals, Iranian ambassadors abroad, as well as the ambassadors of regional countries to Tehran.
"Nuclear talks are pursued within the framework of the interests and esteem of the Iranian nation," he asserted.
The president hailed the Iranian nuclear team as "the frontline soldiers of diplomacy" on behalf of himself and the Iranian nation.
He announced that so far, numerous public opinion polls have indicated that over 80 percent of Iranians agree to the current administration's nuclear policy, refuting unfavorable regards by minorities opposed to the talks on democratic grounds.
The talks between Iran and the P5+1 (the US, UK, France, Russia, China and Germany) were extended until June 30, 2015 to reach a comprehensive nuclear agreement. However, the sides attempt to reach a political accord in March.
After the parties failed to meet the Nov. 24, 2014 deadline they also extended the Geneva nuclear deal, which was signed in November 2013 for providing Iran with some sanctions relief in exchange for Tehran agreeing to limit certain aspects of its nuclear activities.