|Nuclear talks will bear fruit if West stops seeking concessions from Iran||
TEHRAN – Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani has said that the nuclear talks between Iran and the major powers has reached a “sensitive stage” and if the West be fair and do not try to seek concessions from Iran a final nuclear deal will be clinched, something which will benefit all countries.
Rafsanjani made the remarks in a meeting with the outgoing Australian ambassador to Tehran.
The nuclear talks between Iran and the 5+1 group (the five permanent members of the UN Security Council and Germany) started in Vienna on July 2. The foreign ministers of the U.S., Germany, France and Britain jointed the talks on Sunday.
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry held separate talks with Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif on Sunday and Monday. The two chief diplomats made no comments after the negotiations.
Elsewhere in his talks, Rafsanjani said the conflict between countries in the Middle East region has provided an environment for the emergence and spread of terrorism.
He said the green light given by certain world powers has smoothed the path for terrorists and the terrorist regime of Israel in committing crimes.
These countries are ignorant of the fact the fire of terrorism will finally engulf its supporters as it did for those who supported Taliban and al-Qaeda, the veteran politician noted.
Rafsanjani was indirectly referring to the United States’ support for extremists in Afghanistan in their war against the former Soviet Union and also Pakistan’s support for Taliban in the fight against the post-communist Afghanistan government.
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