Diplomatic Initiatives Foiled Iranophobia

Diplomatic Initiatives Foiled IranophobiaDiplomatic Initiatives Foiled Iranophobia

The former ambassador to the United Nations said the positive effects of the administration’s diplomatic decisions have helped defeat the Iranophobia project.  

Mohammad Khazaei, who currently serves as deputy minister of economic affairs and finance, made the remarks in an interview with IRNA on Monday.

“The indications of a more open international atmosphere (for Iran) not only in the political arena but in the economic sphere have become more evident,” he said.

He went on to say that the policies of the “government of prudence and hope” have helped increase Iran’s relations with other countries at regional and international levels, referring to the administration of President Hassan Rouhani.   Commenting on the negotiations between Iran and the six major powers on Tehran’s nuclear program, the former envoy to the UN said, “Over the past year and particularly in the nuclear negotiations, the world’s countries have realized that Iran is far from being a stubborn state.”

Praising the efforts of the negotiating team in the nuclear talks, Khazaei said, “The world community has come to the conclusion that Iran is a logical country which is open to negotiation.”  He also touched on the frequent visits by international political and economic delegations to Tehran and said, “Over the past year and especially over the last eight months, we observed that many major European companies made visits to Iran to express readiness for resumption of economic cooperation with Iran and make investments in the country.”

Khazaei expressed optimism about the future and said the new atmosphere created after the current administration took office in 2013 has greatly helped increase economic transactions between Iran and Muslim countries in the region and also with Arab and European states.