Rafsanjani: Having sanctions lifted not a far fetched desire

Kerman, Dec 19, IRNA – Chairman of the Expediency Council Ayatollah Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani said on Thursday having economic sanctions lifted and vindicating Iran’s legitimate rights is not a far fetched desire and if the other side shows its good-will, Iran will prove that it can win their trust within six months.

Rafsanjani made the remarks in a meeting with a group of university students and instructors of Azad universities in Kerman province.

Trusting the US is under question because one week after the Geneva deal, they broke their promise, he said.

Criticizing the unwise performance of the former government, he said under the ex-government the country had two options; either submit to the enemies despite chanting the motto that sanctions were not more than scraps of paper or enter into war with them.

“There is no doubt that such a war would be totally different from the war imposed on the country by Iraq. We are not willing to wage any war,ˈ he said.

People paved the way through their a sound presidential election, he underlined.

Before presidential elections they assumed that people or at least the peasants could be deceived by cash subsidies, Rafsanjani said.

After the election the world understood that the Iranian people are rational and vigilant and can never be deceived by false promises, he said.

Top Iranian negotiators including the foreign minister properly defended the legitimate rights of the Iranian people in talks with G5+1, he said.

They singed a deal for a six month period but the Zionist regime along with Republicans in the US tried to obstruct the implementation of the deal, he said.

Europeans have declared that they are to lift some of the sanctions in the near future and this indicates that the situation is now changing to Iranˈs benefit, he said, reiterating that Iran never seeks to build nuclear bombs but rather it is looking for nuclear technology as its legitimate right.

The guidelines of the Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei were very promising and helpful in leading the Iranian negotiators, he said.



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