Leader Trusts Negotiators

Leader Trusts NegotiatorsLeader Trusts Negotiators

Chairman of the Assembly of Experts Ayatollah Mohammad Yazdi said the negotiators engaged in the nuclear talks with the major powers have the trust of Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei, the government and the people.  

The cleric made the remarks in his address to a joint meeting of the presiding board and heads of commissions of the assembly in the city of Qom on Thursday, IRNA reported.  

"The Leader in his speeches has outlined the main considerations in the negotiations," he said, adding that access to nuclear technology is a "natural" right of the Iranian nation that has not been bestowed on them by anybody, so nobody is in such a position to deprive them of the right.  

Emphasizing that the redlines set by the Islamic Republic needs to be fully observed in the nuclear talks, he cited Ayatollah Khamenei's remark that the negotiations will not stop Iran's research and development in the nuclear field.

The cleric censured the other side of the negotiations for failing to remain committed to agreements and coming up with new demands such as inspections of the military and research centers. "In a situation when the nuclear negotiations have progressed and got close to drafting the final deal, such behavior cause a gradual loss of trust," he warned.  

Ayatollah Yazdi clarified that the negotiating team is mindful of the Leader's guidelines, noting that "excessive demands" by the other side are the cause of mistrust.

He urged the government to engage in its routine activities and not to postpone them to a post-negotiations era.  

Iran and six world powers (five permanent UN Security Council members plus Germany) have been working on the text of the final nuclear accord since they reached a mutual understanding on key parameters of the pact in the Swiss city of Lausanne on April 2.

   Terrorists Secure Israel

The senior official denounced brutal crimes by the so-called Islamic State militant group in the name of Islam, saying terrorist groups are created by the enemies of Islam and have nothing to do with Islam and Muslims.  

He said those behind the emergence of terrorist groups purse the aim of provoking conflicts among Muslim countries to help ensure the security of Israel, he said.

"We believe  those who claim to be fighting the Islamic State not only have not fought against them properly, but also have helped them behind the scenes."  

In conclusion, he said the Saudi-led military campaign against Yemen is not acceptable by any logic, stressing that Riyadh is obviously pursuing its ames with the approval of the United States.