Mohammadreza Bahonar speaking in a specialist meeting in Tehran on Saturday stated that Iran is at a serious of tough negotiations with the Six Majors.
He maintained that the negotiators are nothing shy of war generals and said "We have started a very dire war which is very important to the state and the state follows it closely.”
He added that in the past 50 years Iran and the US have been at a win-lose game and said "Americans themselves have to judge who has been the loser and who the winner in these 50 years, especially in the past 35.”
Pointing to the "heroic flexibility” policy he said "With this new policy from the Supreme Leader we entered into the win-win game which we are willing to continue. But should the rival be developing thoughts of a win-lose situation, we are highly experienced in that game and in case the rival would want to change the ground we will do the same.”
Stressing that the nuclear talks strictly address nuclear issues, the lawmaker said "It is one of our red lines to generalize the nuclear talks. If the rival intends to extend the negotiations into other fields such as missiles, human rights, and terrorism we will not continue the talks.”
"Our economic problems are not due to sanctions,” he said, adding "Only 30 percent of the economic problems we are facing have to do with sanctions. 70 percent has to do with wrong policies. The only way to meet these problems is to focus on resistance economy.”