Scotland Should Regain Iran's Trust

Scotland Should Regain Iran's Trust Scotland Should Regain Iran's Trust

It is of great importance that Teheran and London restore their relations based on "good faith," Tasmina Ahmed-Sheikh, a Scottish National Party politician told IRNA on Tuesday.

Highlighting the lifting of the sanctions early next year, Ahmed-Sheikh said, "England and Scotland can play a key role in expanding Iran's political relations in post-sanctions era. However, given the pessimism prevailing in Iran towards UK policies, we need to make a desperate attempt to win back Iranians' trust."

Tehran is still under punitive economic sanctions because of its nuclear program the West claims is a cover for developing atomic bomb. Tehran denies the charge and has said the program is geared to the peaceful use of nuclear power.

According to the British official, nowadays everything in the world "revolves around people and the way they interact", which explains why old disputes should be settled and special attention ought to be given to the youth.

Referring to Iran's young and energetic population, she said, "We welcome Iranian students to the UK for higher education; moreover, the SNP is trying to revive work visa regulations so that they not only work but also pursue their educational dreams and share their experience with their own people after returning home." She said she intends to organize the 'Iran-Scotland Peace Conference' in Glasgow Caledonian University,  President Hassan Rouhani's alma mater, to contribute to the implementation of the July 14 nuclear deal between Iran and the world powers.

Ahmed-Sheikh believes that the next US president's approach to the historic accord is open to question. "Nevertheless, if the two sides show a strong commitment to fulfill their obligations based on good will, it is unlikely that future US presidents will run the risk of scrapping the international nuclear accord."

The Scottish National Party opposes the initiative adopted by Prime Minister David Cameron that raids on so-called Islamic State militant group could be extended to its Syrian strongholds.