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Federica Mogherini, the European Union’s Foreign Policy Chief, in a message offered her congratulations to Iranian President Hassan Rouhani on his re-election, and voiced the EU’s preparedness for bilateral engagement with the Islamic Republic.
Iranian science minister says the country is currently implementing 230 joint research projects in cooperation with European countries thanks to the improved international relations following the nuclear deal between Tehran and world powers.
Iran and the European Union have has signed the first ever project for nuclear safety cooperation under the framework of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA).
The Iranian Foreign Ministry has dismissed as politically-motivated the European Union’s extension of sanctions against the Islamic Republic over human rights, saying the bloc has turned a blind eye to the realities of civil rights in Iran.
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.
President Hassan Rouhani has reiterated Iran's stance that the crisis in Syria should be resolved through “political” means only. [:es]El Presidente Hassan Rohani ha reiterado la postura de Irán de que la crisis en Siria debe ser resuelta solamente a través de la "política."