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Rafsanjani urges active diplomacy to settle Iran's nuclear case

IRNA - Islamic Republic News Agency

Tehran, May 21, IRNA
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Chairman of the Expediency Council (EC) Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani here Sunday said settling Iran's nuclear case requires resistance, tolerance, certain knowledge, high intelligence and an active diplomacy.

Rafsanjani made the remark while addressing the First Conference on Oil, Gas and Energy in 20-Year Vision Plan, held at Sharif University of Technology.

In order to deal with the world's complicated issues, strategies are needed that not only would not lead to impasse, but also would help resolve them, he said.

"Future of humanity depends on energy. The future wars and peace, tranquility or anxiety of the world are all based on energy.

"The Iranian nation should not be deprived of nuclear energy," he added.

Rafsanjani said Iran is among main suppliers of energy in the world, adding, "Energy is the most pivotal base for the world's development."
He assessed the 20-Year Development Vision Plan as a comprehensive document including important points, saying, "Besides this plan, general policies of the system also attache special importance to the issue of energy."
The EC chairman noted the issue of energy issue should not be restricted to oil and gas alone rather it should encompass all other matters ranging from production and conservation to consumption.

"Iran is among rich states with respect to fossil resources while enjoying an acceptable situation in terms of solar and wind energy," he said.

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