|Iran, U.S. should take practical steps to overcome mistrust: Gary Sick||
TEHRAN – A veteran U.S. analyst of Middle East affairs has said that Iran and the United States should take practical steps to overcome the mistrust between the two countries.
Gary Sick, who served on the National Security Council under U.S. presidents Gerald Ford, Jimmy Carter and Ronald Reagan, made the remarks during an interview with the IRNA news agency published on Wednesday, according to a translation of his remarks.
In addition, he said that the White House has so far adopted a cautious stance toward Iran and its new President Hassan Rohani, adding that the Barak Obama administration is keen to see how Iran’s foreign policy team would proceed.
He also commented on Iran’s new Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif and described him as a “smart and experienced diplomat,” who has good knowledge of Washington’s policies.
He added that Zarif knows many people in the United States and that is his strong point.
He further said that Iran’s new team has raised hopes in Washington to reaching a deal with Tehran.
Iran and the U.S. cut their diplomatic relations shortly after the Islamic Revolution in 1979.
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