Dariush Qanbari, the eighth-term Majlis member said in an interview with Mosalas online "In fact Mr. Jalili did not attend the negotiations with the necessary power. One of the criticisms that even his like-minded fellows had to him in the presidential campaigns was ‘you only gave lectures in the negotiations’, by which they challenged Jalili’s line of negotiation.”
He asserted "If Said Jalili had done successfully in negotiations the nuclear case must have got somewhere rather than boil down to talking over a place for the next round of talks. All in all I did not see Mr. Jalili’s negotiations leading somewhere good.”
"Mr. Zarif has to face a lot of problems in foreign policy. Mr. Zarif is endowed with high diplomatic abilities and his expertise and experience enable him to effectively attend the negotiations and gain very good outcomes in furthering national interests,” he believed.
Qanbari also pointed to Aliakbar Velayati as a fit person to be chosen as the Secretary of the Supreme National Security Council, adding "In addition to Mr. Velayati, we have capable diplomats who are shoved to the margin somehow. It would be better if they are made use of, although Mr. Velayati is a capable person for the secretaryship of the Supreme National Security Council.”