Region Never Threatened by Iran

A0157351.jpgTEHRAN (Fars News Agency)- Speaker of the Islamic Consultative Assembly Gholam Ali Haddad Adel stressed Iran’s sensitive position and standing in the region and reminded that his country has never posed any threat to the region all throughout the history.

A statement released by the Islamic Consultative Assembly said that Iranian parliament speaker Gholam Ali Haddad Adel met with French Ambassador to Tehran Bernarou Polity here on Wednesday.

During the meeting, the Iranian official said that Franco-Iran profound historical and cultural bonds and ties can constitute a firm and strong bedrock for the development of the two countries’ relations in all areas.

Pointing to the wide variety of grounds for investment in Iran, he reminded that the Islamic Republic of Iran is located in an extensive and very populated region, which serves as a rewarding market for investors, and further voiced his country’s full preparedness for the expansion of the two states’ economic and scientific ties.

Elsewhere, the Iranian top legislative official touched on Tehran’s nuclear issue and pointing to the exchange of views between the Iranian Supreme National Security Council Secretary Ali Larijani and various European officials in recent days, expressed the hope that Iran’s nuclear rights would be recognized and the issue would be settled down by Iran and the EU in the best possible manner.

To conclude his words, the Speaker of the Islamic Consultative Assembly also expressed hope that Tehran’s relations with Paris and the European Union would be promoted to a desirable level through efforts made by the two countries’ officials and removal of the existing barriers.

For his part, the French Ambassador to Tehran stressed the two states’ profound intellectual and cultural ties and expressed hope that such good ties would produce a very positive effect on other areas of relations.

“Taking into account the strong foundations of our ties, we as two countries with rich historical backgrounds, civilizations and cultures should initiate to develop our relations in all technical, scientific, economic and cultural grounds,” he said.

Reminding that France is Iran’s third economic partner at present, the diplomat expressed the hope that his country would turn into Tehran’s number one economic partner through mutual efforts.

He noted Iran’s peaceful nuclear plans and activities, and said his country has pinned much hope on the ongoing Tehran-EU nuclear talks.

To conclude his words, he said France is of the hope that the present nuclear issue is resolved so that Iran-Europe relations would reach a desirable level.

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