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Ayatollah Jannati praises Iran's initiatives in talks with P5+1

IRNA - Islamic Republic News Agency

Tehran, Dec 10, IRNA -- Tehran’s Substitute Friday Prayers Leader Ayatollah Ahmad Jannati praised the performance of Iran’s negotiating team during talks with the P5+1.

In his remarks during the weekly congregational prayers, he said the visit of Iran’s senior negotiator to Geneva for the talks was a trump card for Iran.

He said during Geneva talks the dignity of Islam and the Islamic system in the country was officially underlined and the position of the Islamic Republic was promoted because the P5+1 was practically put in a submissive position during the talks.

The cleric further appreciated the initiative by the secretary of the Supreme National Security Council Saeed Jalili in observing one-minute silence in the memory of the recently assassinated Iranian nuclear scientist.

Ayatollah Jannati said Jalili’s remarks stating that the P5+1 was responsible for the bloodshed of the Iranian scientists, through sending clues to terrorists by declaring the names of the Iranian scientists, was an intelligent move because it changed the atmosphere of the talks to the benefit of Iran.

Stressing the inefficiency of the policy of putting pressures on Iran, Ayatollah Jannai referred to Jalili’s remarks who said during the talks the nuclear issue was already over for Iran and that it was necessary for the participants to focus on points of common interest in international and global issues if they wanted the talks to continue.

He said international peace and security, non-proliferation of nuclear arms, disarmament of owners of atomic arsenal and peace were the topics Iran was always ready and keen to talk about.

The Friday prayers leader went on to stress that the sanctions against Iran have already failed, noting that any kind of moves like this only resulted in further resistance of the Iranian nation just like the way terrorist operations consolidated people’s firm will.

Islamic Republic News Agency/IRNA NewsCode: 30118124

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