Morteza Harandi: Islamic Republic Should Resume Talks with World Powers
Negotiations between Iran and P5+1 group (China, Russia, France, Britain and the US plus Germany) over Islamic Republic’s nuclear case have been stopped from several months ago. Over the past few months, U.S. government has imposed new sanctions on Iran’s economy. Morteza Saffar Harandi, an Iranian political analyst, says Iran should resume talks with world powers as soon as possible.
“Currently, the conditions are against Islamic Republic. New sanctions are being imposed on Iran’s economy on daily basis, and this makes the conditions even tougher for Iranian people and businessmen. Unfortunately, Iran has failed to achieve any of its goals during past negotiations with the European governments.” Morteza Saffar Harandi remarked in an interview with Herald Boy.
The Iranian political analyst suggests that Iran should also change its policies in this regard. “World powers have proved that they don’t tolerate Iran’s nuclear activities. Islamic Republic must revise its policies with regard to country’s nuclear case. As the time passes, Iran’s economy and people pick more damages.”
Accordingly, major fluctuations have hit Iran’s foreign exchange markets. This led to high inflation rate in the country, and many companies and factories were forced to close down or decrease the level of their operations.
“It is truly a complex situation for Iran. However, Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei has once again refused to accept the offers made by U.S. government for direct talks between the two nations. We should wait until Hassan Rouhani takes the power.” Morteza Saffar Harandi concluded.
It is expected that Iran’s new president, Hassan Rowhani, establishes constructive and positive relations with U.S. government. Last year, American vice-president Joe Biden urged the officials of Islamic Republic to stop the blatant nuclear activities as soon as possible.