Iranian official slams opposition to nuclear talks

Ongoing nuclear talks between Iran and the international community take large support from Iranian parliamentary circles.

Iranian official slams opposition to nuclear talks

World Bulletin/News Desk

Opposition on the efforts of nuclear talks delegation is unacceptable, said an Iranian parliamentary official on Saturday, expressing support for the country’s revitalized negotiation process with the West on curbing its nuclear program.

“While our supreme leader [Ayatollah Ali Khamenei ] gives clear support for the talks and Iranian people urges for their rights, it is unacceptable to voice opposition on the efforts of the nuclear talks delegation,” said Alaeddin Boroujerdi, the head of the National Security and Foreign Policy Commission of Iran's Parliament, renowned for his anti-Western discourse.

“They assumed a hard task and nobody has a right to weaken their efforts,” Khamanei said earlier, to quell criticism on current nuclear talks from Iranian hardliners.

Iranian lawmakers had released a statement right after Khamanei’s remarks in support of the talks.

Negotiations between Iran and the P 5+1 (the five permanent members of the UN Security Council plus Germany) on Iran’s disputed nuclear program were revitalized after moderate Hasan Rouhani’s presidency started in 2013. The US-led international sanctions intensified since 2011 and led to soaring inflation and unemployment in the energy-rich country.

Last Mod: 09 Kasım 2013, 12:22
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