Negotiators Need Public Backing to Defend Rights

Negotiators Need Public Backing to Defend RightsNegotiators Need Public Backing to Defend Rights

The spokesperson for the Majlis National Security and Foreign Policy Committee emphasized the necessity of supporting the nuclear negotiating team so that they will be able to defend national interests and dignity "boldly and decisively."  

Hossein Naqavi Hosseini was commenting in an interview with ISNA on the latest remarks made by Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei in his Thursday's address to a gathering of eulogists. Pointing to the Leader's emphasis on observing red lines and considering general national interests, Naqavi Hosseini said, "Public trust in the negotiating team enables them to defend national interests in the course of nuclear negotiations."

He quoted the Leader as stating, "What has been done so far secures neither the main deal nor its contents," and said the Leader has clarified that no deal has been finalized yet and only a statement on the framework of the deal has been issued based on which the two sides have released their own factsheets.  

"The negotiators are getting ready to draft a final deal," the lawmaker reminded, adding that it was the reason why the Leader called for listening to the voice of opponents to include the opinions of all sides to help secure the nation's prosperity.  

Pointing to the fact that Ayatollah Khamenei does not trust the other side "from experience", he warned the negotiators not to be deceived by the "dishonest enemy" who has no intention but to undermine the nation's interests.

Naqavi Hosseini also highlighted Leader's statement that he would support a deal that preserves the "honor" of the nation and that "no deal will be better than a bad deal."

  Path Toward Success

Another member of the Majlis National Security and Foreign Policy Committee praised the Leader's remarks on the recent nuclear talks and said the Leader's guidelines are good support for negotiators, providing them with an "engineered path" that once taken would bring about considerable success.

Mohammad Saleh Jokar pointed to the Leader's emphasis on his trust in the negotiating diplomats and said that is why the Leader stated he would not engage in the details of the talks and only draws the general outlines for the negotiators.   

Referring to the Leader's concern over the post-deal situation, since he had called the western side a "deal-breaker and backstabber", Jokar criticized the US for falsely pretending to be "the victor in the battlefield" after the joint statement on the framework of the final deal was released on April2 in the Swiss city of Lausanne.

ISNA also quoted another member of the Majlis committee as saying that the remarks of the Leader of the Islamic Revolution reflect the macro policies on the nuclear talks.  

Pointing to the Leader's support of the negotiating diplomats, MP Esmaeil Kosari said the Leader's clarifications are useful not only for the negotiators, but also for the public and experts who monitor the process of negotiations.    

Highlighting the Leader's demand regarding the lifting of sanctions at once and preserving the right to pursue the nuclear research and development program, Kosari advised the nuclear negotiating team to be "watchful" and take account of national interests in the negotiations with the major powers.