President Hassan Rouhani also criticized "unjustifiable” opposition by some statesmen against his government’s nuclear diplomacy, saying such remarks go counter to the national interests.
Attending the launch party of the Seventh Farabi International Festival in Tehran on Saturday, the president said the Iranian nuclear negotiating team is made up of experienced diplomats and have brought honor to the nation.
"Today, we have highly experienced representatives who are engaged with the major six on legal, political, and specialized issues. This is a wellspring of pride for our nation,” Rouhani said.
In a rare move putting his weight behind the nuclear team, he said the critics that just discover deficiencies with the Iranian moderators are for sure undermining the nation’s national interests for the sake of political affiliations.
President Rouhani made the remarks in wake of mounting criticism at Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif for his January 14 walk with U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry in Geneva.
The most recent reports from Iranian nuclear negotiators have come with great amounts of optimism, maintaining that a nuclear deal is possible by March.