TEHRAN (Fars News Agency)- Chairman of France-Iran parliamentary friendship group described Iran’s remarkable role in the establishment of regional peace and stability as unique and undeniable.
According to a report released by the News Department of the Islamic Consultative Assembly, Xazier de Roux made the remarks in a meeting with the chairman of the Iranian parliament’s National Security and Foreign Policy Commission here on Tuesday.
Also during the meeting, Xazier de Roux noted the previous ups and downs in Iran-France ties, and assured that his country has always attached special significance to the development of ties with Iran.
He further praised efforts made to develop political, economic, and cultural cooperation between the two countries, and stressed the significant role of the two countries’ parliaments in paving the way for such cooperation.
Regarding the anti-Iran terrorist group Mojahedin-e Khalq Organization (MKO), which is presently operative on the French soil, the lawmaker stressed that the French government regards the MKO as a terrorist group and that it may not allow the group to impair the two countries’ relations.
Concerning Iran’s nuclear issue, the French MP reiterated that his country recognizes Iran’s assured right of access and use of the peaceful nuclear technology, as with the other member states of the Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT), saying that Paris has never had any doubts about Iran’s nuclear rights.
For his part, Chairman of Iranian Parliament’s National Security and Foreign Policy Commission, Alaoddin Boroujerdi described Iran-France ties as desirable, and expressed the hope that exchange of political and parliamentary visits by the two countries’ officials would serve as a step forward in developing cooperation based on mutual respect.
Noting the issue of the MKO, he said, “It is of much surprise to us as representatives of the great Iranian nation to observe that a government which claims to be fighting against terrorism has allowed the MKO and recognized terrorist groups to operate in that country.”
Regarding Iran’s nuclear issue, the lawmaker stated, “We believe that the US is following a politically-driven approach towards the issue and that the United States is opposed to Iran’s acquisition of the peaceful civil nuclear technology.”
“Article 4 of the Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) entitles all the member states, including Iran, to the utilization of the civil nuclear energy and science, and the Iranian nation may not give up even an iota of its nuclear rights despite all the pressures exerted on our country,” he continued.
The legislative official reminded that the West has wasted many opportunities in connection with Iran’s nuclear issue due to the United States pressures.
Reminding Iran’s continued cooperation with the International Atomic energy Agency (IAEA), he said that there is still some time left for making a breakthrough in the nuclear standoff, and assured that such pragmatic countries as France can prevent any further waste of opportunities.
To conclude his words, Boroujerdi stressed the significant role of the two countries’ parliaments in finding logical and practical solutions to the problems.