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Dr.Rouhani meets with the President of the European Council

President Hassan Rouhani here Thursday meets and converse with the head of the European Council - Herman Achille Van Rompuy on the sidelines of the 68th UN annual General Assembly.

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Thu 26 - September 2013 - 21:17

President Rouhani said in a meeting that Iran wishes that no discrimination would be observed in nuclear rights and to enjoy equal rights with other countries.
President in the meeting referred to the historical relations between Iran and Europe, emphasizing the need for ever more expansion of relations between Iran and the EU in economic, cultural and political fields.
President Rouhani reminded the illegal moves made by some world power in dealing with the Iranian people, reiterating, “Efforts aimed at segregation of Iran dilute relations and mutual trust.”
Sanctions and threats are not appropriate and effective ways for resolving problems, as they have reverse effects. Under the current conditions, greater good will can yield better results and even lead to finding solutions,” he emphasized.
We wish there would be no discrimination in observing the nuclear rights regarding Iran and enjoying the equal rights with the other countries in this respect, the president also reiterated.
President Rouhani pointing out that the Islamic Republic of Iran is not after hiding its peaceful nuclear activities, and said, The entire nuclear activities of Iran are conducted under the supervision of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA).”
President also one more time stressed that there is no place for any type of weapons of mass destruction (WMD) in the Iranian defense doctrine, adding that the Iranian nation is a victim of unconventional weapons.
The president referred to the recent presidential election in Iran, saying, “The people of Iran granted a new power to their government whose motto is effective and constructive interactions with the world.”
He expressed the hope that the involved people in negotiations with Iran would be benefited from this open window.
Dr.Rouhani, meanwhile, reiterated that the negotiations on entire issues are appropriate, but of course the nuclear issue has fist priority.
The president, meanwhile, referred to the regional and particularly the Syrian developments and said, “The Islamic Republic of Iran is seriously concerned about the accumulation of terrorist groups in Syria.”
We are ready to contribute to any international gathering that would work aimed at resolving the Syrian crisis, he added.
The president of European Council, for his part referred to the significant role of Iran in the region, saying, We are aware of Iran’s concerns regarding Syria and for us, too, a political solution has first priority.
Herman Achille Van Rompuy told President Rouhani, Hope and trust are two keywords in your lectures and we, too, are ready for preserving the Iranian nation’s rights to use the nuclear energy for peaceful purposes.”
He, meanwhile, referred to the Thursday evening meeting between the Iranian delegation and the ministers of foreign affairs of the G5+1, saying; This is going to be a very important meeting and a turning point in Iran-EU relations.

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