Azerbaijan, Baku, Oct. 16 /Trend N. Umid/
If extremist groups prevent the establishment of relations with foreign countries, Iran's economic problems will be not resolved, head of the Iran's Expediency Council Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani said, IRNA news agency reported.
He made the remarks during a meeting with industrial and economic activists in the western province of Kermanshah.
He went on to note that developing relations with foreign countries will reduce the country's economic problems.
He said that going to extremes could create problems everywhere at any time citing the current situation in Afghanistan, Iraq and Egypt caused by extremists in those countries.
Rafsanjani quoted Iran's Supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamanei as saying extremism is the Islamic world's main problem.
Commenting on Iran's nuclear issue he underlined that Iran should act in a way which can use peaceful nuclear energy, adding that nuclear energy should supply security for Iran.
He also criticised those who try to put obstacles in the way of moderation in the country, adding their efforts will go nowhere and they will fail to achieve their goals.