TEHRAN (Fars News Agency)- Chairman of Iranian parliament’s National Security and Foreign Policy commission hoped that following public opposition to Bush’s belligerent policies shown in the recent US legislative midterm elections, Democrats adopt a more rational approach towards world community.
According to a report released by the Information and Media department of the Islamic Consultative Assembly, Alaoddin Boroujerdi made the remarks in a meeting with Singapore’s ambassador to Tehran here on Saturday.
Also during the meeting, the Iranian lawmaker viewed the two countries’ growing relations as desirable, and expressed the hope that Iran-Singapore cooperation would further increase, given the existing potentials on both sides.
Elsewhere, he noted the strong support by the Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) member states for Iran’s right of access and use of peaceful civilian nuclear technology, and stated, “As a NAM member state, Singapore is expected to adopt a similar stance in the face of Iran’s nuclear issue.”
The MP further referred to the existing conditions in the region, and citing Iran’s frequent and long efforts aimed at establishing stability and tranquility in Afghanistan and Iraq, he stressed that the Islamic Republic, as a neighboring state, favors a calm and stable Afghanistan and Iraq on the other side of its borders.
He also described deployment of alien troops in Afghanistan and Iraq as the main factor contributing to unrests in the said two countries.
Boroujerdi further blasted at the United States’ double-standards in the international arena, and expressed the hope that following the recent change in the structure of the US Congress, which reflects public opposition and protest at the belligerent policies of George Bush, Democrats would act more wisely.
For his part, Singapore’s ambassador to Tehran Goubinat Pilay assessed his country’s relations with Iran as excellent, and stressed that Singapore views Iran as a very powerful and influential country in the Middle-East region.
He further called for the consolidation of ties with Iran in all the various grounds.
Pointing to the upcoming visit to Tehran by Singapore’s parliament speaker, the diplomat expressed hope that the two countries’ ties and cooperation would undergo considerable growth after the said visit and the subsequent meetings between the two sides’ senior officials.
He also voiced Singapore’s full support for Iran’s right to access and use peaceful nuclear energy, and stated, “Similar to Iran, Singapore opposes production and use of nuclear bombs and weapons while it also believes that all the signatories to the Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) are entitled to use nuclear technology for peaceful purposes.”