FM Meets Diplomatic Corps in Copenhagen

Iran’s Foreign Minister Manouchehr Mottaki met with foreign diplomatic corps in the Danish capital city of Copenhagen and briefed them about Iran’s policies concerning relations with European states, regional issues and its peaceful nuclear programs. A statement released by the Foreign Ministry’s Information and Press Bureau reported that during the meeting, the Iranian minister further elaborated on his country’s stances announced during talks between Iran’s top nuclear negotiator Ali Larijani and EU Foreign Policy Chief Javier Solana as well as Tehran’s policy and strategy for balancing its economic ties with all European countries, specially the Nordics.

“Implementation of contractual projects in the energy sector and reconstruction of Iraq and Afghanistan as well as similar strategies and technologies of the Islamic Republic of Iran and northern Europe all serve as potential common grounds for bilateral and multilateral cooperation and ties,” he said.

Noting Larijani-Solana talks, Mottaki said, “The main point which was manifested in the course of the several rounds of talks between the Islamic Republic of Iran and the Group 5+1 was not confidence building and transparency, rather it was the political factors and parameters which comprise the United States’ special approach when practicing unilateralism.”

Regarding regional issues, he said that a proper identification and understanding of events in Iraq reveals that deployment of occupying troops is the main factor responsible for the provocation and intensification of insecurities in that country.

The Iranian foreign minister underlined that his country supports Nuri al-Maliki’s administration in a bid to help to the establishment of stability and security in Iraq.

“The Islamic Republic of Iran spares no efforts to encourage all ethnic and religious groups in Iraq to move towards reconciliation and national unity,” he stressed.

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