Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said on Sunday that the Western and European states must gain the confidence of the Iranian nation in the nuclear talks.
Zarif made the remarks in a meeting with his Croatian counterpart Vesna Pusić who is currently in Tehran to exchange views with senior Iranian officials on issues of mutual interest.
Referring to recent developments in France, the Iranian foreign minister regretted that Muslims beliefs are easily insulted in Europe.
He stressed that the boundaries between freedom of expression and insulting sanctities of other religions should not be blurred.
As for Tehran-Zagreb relations, Zarif welcomed promotion of bilateral cooperation in all political, economic, cultural, tourism and sports fields.
He said that private sectors of the two countries enjoy enormous potential for making joint investments.
For her part, the Croatian top diplomat voiced Zagreb’s readiness to expand cooperation with Tehran.
Referring to Iran’s nuclear talks with 5+1, Pusic expressed hope that the negotiations would lead to a comprehensive agreement.
She stressed that Croatia, in line with the European countries and High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, supports nuclear talks with Iran and opposes imposing further sanctions against the country.