Baku, Azerbaijan, Aug. 4
By Fatih Karimov - Trend: Iran broke the taboo of negotiating with the US during the nuclear talks, said Chairman of the Expediency Council of Iran Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani.
"The nuclear talks led to a number of developments. One of the developments was the fact that Iran broke the taboo of negotiating with the US, but opponents are still struggling to prevent it," Iran's Fars news agency quoted Rafsanjani as saying August 4.
The administration of president Rouhani, unlike the administration of former president, was interested in reaching agreement, he said.
No one could imagine that six world powers bow toward the Iranian nation, he added.
Previously, Rafsanjani said that the agreement on lifting the sanctions imposed on Iran over its nuclear program would be a "giant step" forward after decades of hostility by the United States.
Rafsanjani also said US hostility to Iran had long been the main problem.
"Before the  revolution the US was the main supporter of the Shah's regime and after the revolution, in the imposed war [with Iraq] it was against us too. Now in the nuclear talks, if we see a different US, it will have a positive impact on the Iranian public." It was "not impossible" that an American embassy could reopen in Tehran.
Edited by CN