Pirooz Mojtahedzadeh, an Iranian political analyst, believes that the government of Islamic Republic must set its own national interests in possible direct talks with the United States. Several months ago, U.S. Vice President offered Iranian officials to hold direct negotiations over Islamic Republic’s controversial nuclear plan. Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei turned down the offer immediately.
“Iranian government can take advantage from direct talks with the United States. However, it’s highly recommended for our officials to follow national interests in these possible negotiations. They must ignore the interests of third-party groups and countries, if they decide to hold direct talks with U.S.” Pirooz Mojtahedzadeh told Pars Herald on Monday.
Regarding the common disputes between Iran and neighboring Arab states over the name of ‘Persian Gulf’, Mojtahedzadeh said: “Note that, only a group of Arabs and their politicians are working to change the original name of Persian Gulf. During the last 60 years, they have spent millions of Dollar to spread fake names of Persian Gulf in other countries.”
“In an smart movement, Iranian government named 10th of Ordibehesht as the national day of Persian Gulf. This action has made Iranians unified against Arab’s efforts on changing the name of Persian Gulf. These kind of movements need to be followed by next governments of country.” Pirooz Mojtahedzadeh concluded.
During the recent years, Iran’s economy has been extremely hit by U.S.-engineered sanctions. Western countries accuse Iran of developing nuclear arms in order to target Israeli citizens, but Iran says it is pursuing nuclear program for civil purposes.