Unilateral sanctions should not impede the Iran-Austria’s relations

President Hassan Rouhani pointed to the abundant capacities existing for the expansion of Iran-Austria economic relations, and said, "The unilateral sanctions of the European Union should not impede the two countries' relations, especially given the fact that Iran's conditions in its talks with the G5+1 are different from the past."

Mon 28 - April 2014 - 15:49

President Rouhani made the remarks in a meeting with Austrian foreign minister on Monday.
President Rouhani said that history of relations between the two nations of Iran and Austria is the investment to promote cooperation between the two countries and stressed development of bilateral and multilateral ties between the two countries.
President Rouhani emphasized that the cultural relations between Iran and Austria and the Iranians with higher education in Austria is an opportunity for the development of bilateral relations.
On the international and regional issues, the President pointed to the cooperation between the two countries and said: “Our region encountered many problems that could be solved only through cooperation and collaboration.
He added that Iran and Austria have common goals such an attack against extremism and terrorism.
President Rouhani underlined that Tehran and the Group 5+1 (the five permanent UN Security Council member plus Germany) can work out and sign a final nuclear deal on the condition that the world powers also show their determination.
"We believe that we can reach the final result in due time if the G5+1 countries show a strong will," President Rouhani said in a meeting with Austrian Foreign Minister Sebastian Kurz in Tehran on Monday.
He reiterated that both sides have come to the conclusion that threats and sanctions do not present an appropriate solution for resolving the problems, and that everything should be resolved through political negotiations.
The Austrian foreign minister, for his part, voiced his satisfaction with Iran-Austria relations, and said, "The Austrian government welcomes expansion of ties with Iran."
Kurz noted that his country is willing to expand mutual cooperation with Iran in academic and economic areas.

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