Feb 6, 2019, 6:15 AM
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Iran new ambassador presents credentials to Spanish King

Madrid, Feb 6, IRNA – Iran’s new ambassador to Madrid Hassan Qashqavi presented his credentials to Felipe VI of Spain on Tuesday.

During the meeting between the Spanish King and the Iranian ambassador, Felipe VI stressed his country’s eagerness to expand relations with Iran in different political, economic, scientific and cultural areas.

Referring to Iran’s cultural heritage and great history, the Spanish King described Iran as a powerful and influential country in the Middle East region.

The Iranian ambassador, for his part, underlined the need to make use of different grounds for cooperation between the two countries.

Qashqavi referred to US unilateral exit from Iran nuclear deal and the re-imposition of US sanctions on Iran which has created problems for Tehran’s economic cooperation with other world countries, urging European countries to remain committed to their pledges under the deal.

He also expressed hope that Spain will negotiate with EU member states persuading them to implement the Instrument in Support of Trade Exchanges (INSTEX) with Iran at the earliest.

In a news meeting in Bucharest late Thursday, German, British and French foreign ministers officially announced the commissioning of INSTEX – a mechanism to help European trade with Tehran and circumvent US sanctions.

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