Ali Akbar Velayati, advisor to Iran's Supreme Leader and head of the Strategic Studies Center of the Expediency Discernment Council, speaking on the sidelines of his meeting with German officials on Sunday in Tehran said that the meeting concerned Iran's nuclear talks, regional affairs, terrorism, and bilateral interests.
Using the nuclear technology is no show business or laboratory thing, he asserted, adding "The industrial use is our need. We are in dire need of clean energy, one form of which is the nuclear.”
He maintained that according to the NPT, all countries have the right to peacefully use the nuclear energy.
If the negotiators recognize Iran's rights, problems will soon be solved, he said, adding "but if the negotiators are to make excessive demands, such as the US officials did, the negotiations will drag on. This time also, US officials said in the last moment that they would extend the talks.”
Asked about his opinion over Washington-Paris disagreements on the talks, he said "This is no disagreement, but rather excessive expectations by US where they want to decide on behalf of the other 5 members, which finally created objection among US allies including France.”