Speaking in a Wednesday meeting with Alaeddin Boroujerdi, the Chairman of Iran’s Parliament National Security and Foreign Policy Commission, in the Belgian capital city of Brussels, McAllister said, “We attach great importance to the ties with Iran.”
According to a Farsi report by IRNA, the European lawmaker also noted that he will travel to Tehran in the near future to continue the talks with Iranian officials.
McAllister noted that Europe strongly supports the nuclear deal with Iran as a reliable international treaty and should extend its cooperation with Tehran within this framework.
“These kinds of talks will create mutual understanding and boost joint cooperation in areas like human rights,” noted the European legislator.
Boroujerdi, for his part, highlighted that the Islamic Republic of Iran is ready to take major steps and extend bilateral cooperation with the European Parliament within the framework of mutual respect and common interests.
The senior lawmaker, who has travelled to Brussels upon the official invitation of McAllister, went on to say that it is the time for Europe to decide based on its own interests paying no heed to the US.
He added that the repeated opposition of the European Union to the anti-JCPOA policies of Trump is a good sign of this policy.
“The Islamic Republic of Iran is seriously opposed to [production of] weapons of mass destruction, especially the nuclear ones. Therefore, the only way to implement a policy of deterrence against enemies is to have missile capability which is not negotiable with any country,” underlined the Iranian MP.
Boroujerdi further pointed out that Iran and many other countries including the European Union member states have reached a consensus on fighting terrorism.
During the meeting, the two sides also exchanged views on the recent developments in the West Asia, and the ways to develop cooperation with the European Parliament.