|Rafsanjani says Leader’s support for nuclear negotiators is greatest asset||
TEHRAN – Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani has said that the Supreme Leader’s support for the Iranian nuclear negotiating team is “the greatest asset”.
“The supports of the Leader and nation to officials of foreign policy are the greatest asset for negotiators,” Rafsanjani, chairman of the Expediency Council, told an annual gathering of Iranian ambassadors abroad on Thursday.
Rafsanjani added, “The amity between people and officials and support for the ‘soldiers and commanders of the diplomatic front’ have brought and will bring lasting victories for the Iranian people and the Islamic Revolution.”
“The art of diplomacy is that like the years after the war (the 1980-88 Iraq’s war against Iran) we should insist on the rights of the people so that the rights of the Iranian people are confirmed and recorded,” said Rafsanjani who was president from 1989 to 1997 for two consecutive terms.
He also pointed to the current situation in the Middle East region, saying extremism under the name of Islam will discredit Islam which is the “religion of compassion”.
He said terrorists seek to undermine the political, economic, and cultural security of the people in the region.
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