Switzerland Stresses Solution of Iran’s N. Issue through Talks

TEHRAN (Fars News Agency)- Swiss deputy Foreign Minister Michael Ambol reiterated the need for the settlement of Iran’s nuclear case through negotiations.

A statement released by the Foreign Ministry’s Information and Press Bureau said that Iran’s Deputy Foreign Minister for European and American Affairs Saeed Jalili met with his Swiss counterpart in Bern on Friday.

During the meeting, the two sides discussed bilateral issues, and exchanged views about global and regional developments.

Jalili noted Iran’s permanent cooperation with the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), and voiced Tehran’s preparedness to attend prerequisite-free talks.

He further pointed to the belligerent statements released by some western officials about the Islamic Republic, and mentioned, “Negotiation under such circumstances that the other party speaks of regime change in Tehran is totally meaningless as it shows that the counterparty suffers contradiction in its rationale.”

Also referring to the recent elections in Iran, the diplomat described Iran as a unique and large democracy in the region, and pointed out that the extensive democratic potentials created in Iran have strengthened the national authority of the Islamic Republic ruling system.

He also underlined that the deployment of alien occupying troops in the region has aggregated instability, revolts and massacre of the innocent civilians.

For his part, Swiss deputy Foreign Minister Michael Ambol noted the two countries’ abundant commonalities regarding regional issues, and described Iran-Switzerland relations as significant.

He also called for the expansion of political and economic ties with Iran.

The official further stressed his country’s opposition to unilateralism and violence, and stressed that Switzerland’s foreign policy is based on the peaceful solution of international issues and respect for humanitarian rights.

The Swiss diplomat also underlined the need for the peaceful solution of Iran’s nuclear issue through negotiations.

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