Monday, October 3, 2022

Iran Hopes for Enhanced Ties with Austria under Kurz’s Leadership

Iranian foreign ministry spokesman has hailed the results of Austria's parliamentary elections and the victory of People's Party led by incumbent Foreign Minister Sebastian Kurz.

“Austria and Mr Kurz in particular, as the main host of Iran’s nuclear negotiations with the P5+1, played an important role in the finalization of the historic deal,” Foreign Ministry Spokesman Bahram Qassemi noted in a Monday statement.

Qassemi also expressed the hope that Tehran-Vienna ties would be promoted in all aspects in the new era and under his leadership.

Austria’s conservative People’s Party, led by 31-year-old Kurz, is set to win the country’s general election. Kurz is on course to become the world’s youngest national leader.

The People’s Party was set to win more than 31%. It is so far unclear whether the Social Democrats or the far-right Freedom Party will finish second.

Before the election, Kurz served as Europe’s youngest-ever foreign minister, after he was appointed in 2013 aged just 27.

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