0316 GMT March 20, 2019
Addressing a gathering of Iranian governors in the capital city of Tehran on Sunday, Jahangiri praised the performance of the Iranian delegation in the negotiations over the Islamic Republic’s civilian nuclear program, Press TV reported.
“To the best of my knowledge, I do not believe that we have a more powerful [negotiating] team in international diplomacy than this one in the Islamic Republic; this team is one of the strongest on the international level,” Jahangiri said.
He further said that the administration of President Hassan Rouhani has invited the heads of the legislative and judicial branches of the government to various meetings on the nuclear issue. Jahangiri added that the administration has also sought the advice of other senior experts on the matter.
The negotiating team and the president regularly brief the Leader on the nuclear talks, receive Ayatollah Khamenei’s guidance and proceed to further negotiations, Jahangiri said.
Negotiators from Iran and the P5+1 group of countries – the United States, Britain, France, China, Russia and Germany – are seeking to finalize a comprehensive deal on Iran’s nuclear program.
Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif has been leading the negotiations soon after the administration of President Rouhani took office in 2013.
Zarif’s deputies Seyyed Abbas Araqchi and Majid Takht-e-Ravanchi, among others, have also been involved in the talks.