Where does opposition to Fabius’ Tehran visit stem from?

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The policy of self-imposed isolation should come to an end, because in today’s world such a policy is doomed to failure, said Ghorban Oghli.

Following a fresh barrage of fierce criticism by the media affiliated to the Worriers [staunch supporters of former President Ahmadinejad and opponents of a nuclear deal] against planned Iran visits by Western officials, particularly French Foreign Minister Lauran Fabius, an expert in international affairs has described such opposition as part of the aftershocks of the Worriers’ failure to thwart nuclear talks between Iran and P5+1.

Javid Ghorban Oghli, a former diplomat, said, “Throughout the nuclear negotiations, the Worriers went to great lengths to prevent the conclusion of a deal.”

The Following is the translation of his remarks in an interview with Fararu, a news website, posted online on July 25:

These days, opponents of the Iran nuclear deal in America have changed their tactics. Those who once sought to foil nuclear negotiations are now bent on hindering the implementation of the deal through Congress.

Efforts to kill the agreement were obvious in the hearings of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee.

Some in Iran argue that France and Germany along with the US backed economic sanctions against Tehran, so we should not normalize our relations with these countries. It would be better to look at full half of the glass rather than its empty half.

That the French foreign minister, who used to take the toughest stance against Iran throughout nuclear negotiations, is now willing to visit Iran should be deemed as a great achievement for the Iranian negotiating team and government because they have succeeded in persuading France to back away from its previous stance on Iran.

The policy of self-imposed isolation should come to an end, because in today’s world such a policy is doomed to fail and no country can stand on its feet by keeping its doors closed to the world.

What matters is that the country can interact and cooperate with the world while its independence and national interests are safeguarded; if we can enforce such a policy, we will be considered a winner in today’s world.

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