20 April 2014 - 19:31
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Anti-Iran sanctions wrong: Swiss MP

Tehran, April 20, IRNA -- Member of Swiss Federal Assembly Luzi Stamm said on Sunday that sanctions on Iran were not acceptable, saying that the sanctions policy contravenes the Swiss foreign policy of moderation.

Stamm made the remarks in a meeting with Chairman of Majlis Commission on National Security and Foreign Policy Alaeddin Boroujerdi.

Luzi Stamm, who is on a visit to Tehran at the head of a six-member parliamentary delegation, said that the Swiss Parliamentarians visit to Tehran would be useful and constructive.

"During our stay in Tehran, we got to know that anti-Iran propaganda are biased and do not match the realities in the Iranian society," he said.

Expressing pleasure with his Tehran visit, Stamm noted that despite the propaganda of the western media against Iran, it is a calm and civilized country with cultured, kind and industrious people.

The Swiss MP called for promoting bilateral ties, hoping that communications and diplomatic shuttles between the Iranian and Swiss parliamentary officials will increase in future.

Boroujerdi, for his part, referred to good ties between Iran and Switzerland and stressed the need to promote bilateral ties in all the fields.

Boroujerdi said that Switzerland follows an independent policy separate from NATO and EU, so that the Iranian parliamentary commission on National Security and Foreign Policy supports enhanced ties with Switzerland.

Elsewhere in his remarks, he touched on regional situation, Afghanistan and Iraq in particular, he noted that a look at the crises in the last decade reveals direct involvement of the US and its allies in escalation of the tensions.

Criticizing European Parliament's recent resolution, Boroujerdi described it as flagrant interference in Iran's internal affairs.

"Iran welcomes enhanced cooperation with other countries on mutual respect and non-interference in other states' affairs," he said.

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