TEHRAN (Fars News Agency)- Iran’s deputy Foreign Minister Sa’eed Jalili said the UN Security Council would lose the opportunity if it issues a resolution against Iran’s civilian nuclear program.
According to a statement released by the Foreign Ministry’s Information and press Bureau, Jalili made the remarks in a meeting with the German chairman of Iran-Germany parliamentary friendship group here on Saturday.
During the meeting, the German lawmaker stressed the need for the expansion of talks between Iranian and German officials, specially parliament members, and voiced support for the development of the two countries’ cooperation in the strategic region of the Middle-East.
He further underscored that Germans feel deep affinity and respect for the Iranian people.
Pointing to the likely ratification of a resolution by the UN Security Council on Iran’s peaceful nuclear activities, he called on Iranian officials to deal with the issue with self restraint and reason.
Meantime the legislative official reiterated that the German government and parliament respect Iran’s right to use peaceful nuclear technology.
For his part, Iran’s deputy Foreign Minister for European and American Affairs expressed regret that the other party has not opted for a logical approach, and said that the UNSC would lose the opportunity if it issues a resolution on Iran’s peaceful nuclear plans.
He further briefed the German lawmaker about Iran’s Confidence Building Measures (CBM), and reminded that all the nuclear activities and programs of his country are conducted in conformity with the rules and regulations of the Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) and supervised by the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), stressing that the other side should take proper confidence building measures as well.
Elsewhere, Jalili referred to the allegations of the European countries about their respect for democracy and its principles, and further expressed strong surprise at the EU’s impatience with the international conference on the Holocaust in Tehran.
“Such treatments indicate that democracy is not a deep rooted concept in the European countries,” he continued.
The diplomat further pointed to the deep roots of democracy in the Iranian society, and stressed, “The Iranian nation is not looking into its possible chances in relations to the likely resolution of the UNSC on its nuclear activities, rather it seeks its chances in its extensive participation in the yesterday elections in the country.”
He underlined the need for the European countries to realize the message of the Iranians’ strong turn-out in the Friday elections.