Speaker Calls on EU to Adopt Independent Stances

A02237764.jpgIranian Parliament Speaker Gholam Ali Haddad Adel expressed regret over the European Union’s blind obedience to the United States, saying that it is far from EU’s dignity to follow the US. “We advise them to adopt an independent and rational stance in the talks between the two sides in Ankara,” the Iranian top legislator said while addressing reporters in a press conference here on Wednesday.

“We have always welcomed negotiations. We utter logical statements in talks and we hope to hear logical words in return as well,” he continued.

The chief lawmaker further viewed referral of Iran’s nuclear case to the UN Security Council as a result of the United States’ pressures and provocations, and stressed, “Iran’s nuclear issue is just a pretext and the US would seek other excuses if there were no such case.”

“We have always announced that the more the International Atomic Energy Agency disregards its legal criteria and ignores our inalienable right of access to peaceful nuclear technology, the stronger the parliament would require government to revise its cooperation with the IAEA,” he added.

Asked if Iran would attend Iraq’s security talks in the Egyptian Red Sea resort of Sharm el-Sheikh, Haddad Adel said Iran is still studying the issue and postponed the answer to a date after the upcoming talks between Iranian and Iraqi foreign ministers.

“We hope that a good decision will be made after Iraqi Foreign Minister Hoshyar Zebari arrives in Tehran and briefs us about his reasons and hears our points and reasons,” he continued.

Noting the insecurities in Iraq, the Iranian parliament speaker stressed that insecurities in that country originate from somewhere else.

“Occupation of Iraq by the US has been a wrong action which has no solution but correction of the said action,” he underlined.

“Americans and all those willing to solve Iraq’s problems should know that all the problems of that country will be solved if they strengthen Iraqi government and refrain from supporting terrorists,” Haddad Adel continued.

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