Iran says problems not to be solved with nuclear deal
Tehran, Iran, May 22
By Mehdi Sepahvand - Trend:
Senior Iranian cleric Ayatollah Ahmad Jannati said it is a naïve idea that Iran's problems would be over after a nuclear deal.
"The nuclear issue is an important issue and it will be worth it as much as we stand, resist, and pay damage," he addressed thousands of prayers in Tehran on Friday.
It is not just about the nuclear program; the US is after revenging the blows it has taken in 30 something years from Islam and the Muslim youth, Jannati said.
He went on to say that the US is after gaining control over Iran's economy, politics, and governmental branches.
Iran is holding talks with the group 5+1 (the US, UK, France, Russia, China, and Germany) on its nuclear program.
To be reached June 30, a deal out of the talks would limit Iran's nuclear program and in turn lift sanctions on Iran, opening opportunities for the country to engage in more comprehensive relations with the world.
Iran and the US stopped mutual diplomatic relations in the wake of the 1979 hostage crisis.
The two countries resumed open talks in 2013 after Hassan Rouhani was elected as Iran's outgoing president.
Recent reports, however, said that the Islamic Republic had started talks with Washington two or three years before the end of former president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's term.
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