Parviz Eslmaili said Wednesday in an interview "Although the Iranian nation is patient enough to withstand pressure and preserve and improve its position in international relations with tolerance and wisdom, Qalibaf believes that there is no need to behave in a way that will expose us to the negative attitudes of other countries.”
He added "Wisdom would have it that we avoid fitful policies in international relations and speak modestly. We must move within political and diplomatic lines in order to revive a peaceful vibe in our foreign relations so that we would be able to pursue our goals.”
Esmaili pointed to some agitating remarks by the early 9th administration and said "All the world know the Islamic Revolution and its basics founded by Imam Khomeini. The Supreme Leader has proven the constancy of these basics. There was no need in the early 9th administration to talk of the elimination of a special country and attract a barrage of criticism and cynicism toward Iran.”
He added that Qalibaf plans to work toward national interests and the reduction of existing challenges through wise cooperation; and to prioritize friendly relations with Islamic countries, especially neighbor ones, to improve international relations.
"The to-be President must surely heal some of the wounds on the face of the country before the international community. He must especially eliminate tensions built up with other countries around the nuclear issue while upholding the nation’s rights.