Chairman of the Expediency Council Ayatollah Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani said on Wednesday that western leaders interest in visiting Iran and to have meeting with President Hassan Rouhani at the United Nations indicate Iran’s high international standing.
Rafsanjani:Western leaders interest in meeting Rouhani is sign of Iran’s high int’l standing
He made the remarks in a meeting with a group of academics.
Ayatollah Rafsanjani said, “All do know that Iranians are peace-lovers and talented and if they deal with Iran on equal footing and on the basis of dignity, prudence and exigency, they will achieve positive political and economic outcome.”
Meanwhile, he criticized certain political groups in Iran for fearing negotiations with the western governments.
He said that unfortunately, they prefere partisan interest to national interest.
“Belief in the logics and dialogue of the Islamic Revolution helps the political parties to make sure that negotiations with the western governments are nothing to worry about.” Rafsanjani said.