The Iranian minister expressed hope that in view of the available grounds for cooperation between the two countries, the goal would be realized in the near future.
Rafsanjani told the Austrian president that Iran and P5+1 should prevent domestic and foreign hardliners from meddling in the deal and should remain committed to their pledges.
Ali Larijani expressed hope that the Tehran visit by the Austrian president would be a turning point in bilateral relations between Tehran and Vienna.
Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei describes as "unwise and unjustifiable" some European states' adoption of hostile US policies against Iran.
Iran says it plans to use the help of Austrian energy giant OMV to increase production at its oil and gas reservoirs.
President Heinz Fischer has said in an opinion piece that the number of Austrian tourists visiting Iran is expected to increase dramatically in the years to come.
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