Jan 11, 2014, 7:33 PM
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Larijani: Iran favors diplomatic solution to nuclear issue

Tehran, Jan 11, IRNA – Majlis Speaker Ali Larijani said on Saturday that the Islamic Republic of Iran has always been for diplomatic solution to the nuclear issue but certain countries have never been willing to see the issue solved.

Speaking to Chairman of Irish Parliamentary Committee on Foreign Affairs and Trade, Pat Breen in Tehran on Saturday, Larijani said recent talks between Iran's nuclear negotiating team and the G5+1 showed that Iran's nuclear issue can be solved.

"The key to Syria crisis is collective cooperation and if the issue is not taken seriously it would spread to other parts of the region," he warned.

He underlined importance of expansion of ties between Iran and the European Union, including Ireland, and said promotion of the Iran-EU cooperation can play an effective role in settling regional crises.

He said expansion of political, economic and parliamentary ties between Iran and Ireland is of high importance.

Breen, in turn. expressed optimism about bright future of Iran-G5+1 talks and said the Irish government has since the beginning emphasized the importance of talks and political consultations to find a solution to Iran's nuclear problem.

He said presence of such terrorist groups like al-Qaeda in Middle East is a danger to peace and security of the region and the world.

He voiced pleasure with his visit to Iran and said the post-June presidential election atmosphere in Iran would give an impetus to expansion of Iran-Ireland parliamentary relations.

He noted that senior Irish officials are emphasizing the need to upgrade diplomatic, economic and industrial relations between their country and Iran.