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Major powers should respect other nations: Rafsanjani
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c_330_235_16777215_0___images_stories_edim_02_ep3(216).jpgTEHRAN – Major powers should respect other nations and agreements reached between leaders of countries should be respected, Iran's Expediency Council Chairman Ayatollah Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani said in Tehran on Tuesday. 
 
He made the remarks during a meeting with Massimo D’Alema, who served as Italy’s 53rd prime minister from 1998 to 2000 and foreign minister from 2006 to 2008.
 
The people of the countries whose leaders have reached an agreement expect that it is not violated, Ayatollah Rafsanjani said.   
 
He was probably referring to the agreement that Iran and world powers clinched in Geneva on November 24, according to which Iran agreed to offer a number of concessions in exchange for limited relief from the sanctions imposed on the country. 
 
“Iranians… have chosen officials who are moderate and are pushing for constructive interaction with other nations and governments,” Ayatollah Rafsanjani said. 
 
“Technology and weaponry do not bring power, and rulers of major countries should accept that people in regional countries do not approve of the Zionists, and you see how their lobby group is taking mischievous measures to poison the atmosphere of global cooperation,” the former Iranian president added.    
 
The former Italian official, for his part, said it is necessary that Europe cooperate with other countries, including Iran.  
 
D’Alema also met with Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif on the same day. 
 
EP/PA 

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