Iranian President Hassan Rouhani highlighted the need for improvement of ties between Tehran and the European Union, and voiced Iran’s preparedness to develop its cooperation with the EU in a “collective” fight against terrorism.
The outspoken vice-speaker of Iran’s Parliament believes that Tehran should not be worried about allowing the European Union to open an office in Iran, and even should welcome the criticisms of its human rights conditions.
Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif has arrived in Bucharest to hold talks with senior Romanian officials.
Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman Bahram Qassemi played down expectations for establishment of a European Union office in Tehran any time soon.
A top official in Tehran has accused European government of failing to take the required measures to facilitate trade agreements with Iran – what he says is already in violation of a nuclear agreement that was sealed with the country last summer and came into effect in January.
An Iranian Judiciary human rights official denounced the European Parliament’s recent resolution on the EU strategy toward Iran, stressing that the Judiciary will not permit the establishment of an EU delegation in Tehran, which he slammed as a “den of corruption”.
Iran has called on the European Union to refrain from making unconventional statements about Iran’s judiciary system.
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