Ayatollah Hashemi Rafsanjani, Head of the Expediency Council met with Javier Solana, former EU Foreign Minister and former Secretary General of NATO, during Solana’s visit to Iran to take part in Rouhani’s swearing-in ceremony. Rafsanjani said, “We shouldn’t let the atmosphere of last eight years between Iran and some countries overshadow the continuation of activities (from now on), because a new period of foreign policy and cooperation with the world based on mutual respect and trust has begun.” Rafsanjani criticized the “double standards” of the US political attitude toward Iran. “It is true that relations should begin with negotiations, but the discrepancy of attitude between the US government and congress is suspicious and doesn’t lead to good reactions by the Iranian people.” Solana regarded the election results in Iran as “meaningful” and said, “Iranians have the right to reach their historical, civilization and cultural place in cooperation with the world.” Majlis Speaker Ali Larijani also met with Solana.
When Rafsanjani met Javier Solana: “New period of foreign policy and cooperation has begun”
- Published: 8 days ago on Monday, 5 August 2013
- By: Iran Daily Brief
- Last Modified: August 5, 2013 @ 1:24 pm
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