Sep 22, 2021, 11:33 PM
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Iran-EU relations should not be subjected to unconstructive US approach

Tehran, IRNA – Iran’s foreign minister said in New York on Wednesday that Tehran’s will is defining balanced relations with Europe, adding that the Iran-EU relations should not be subjected to the unconstructive behavior and approach of the United States.

Hossein Amirabdollahian made the comment in a meeting with his Spanish counterpart José Manuel Albares, during which the latest conditions in Afghanistan, Iran’s relations with the European Union, bilateral relations, and other issues of mutual interest were discussed.

Amirabdollahian referred to the 400-year old record of the Iran-Spain relations, emphasizing the need for serious efforts aimed at improving the two countries comprehensive ties.

“The two countries’ relations in the political, economic, and parliamentary fields are on the right path, but new plans need to be devised in the fields of health, industrial, science and technology, cultural, tourism, bartered transactions, private sector companies and such other fields,” said Iran's top diplomat.

He appreciated the two countries’ cooperation in health and medical fields during the coronavirus disease peaks and an “unforgettable point” in the bilateral cooperation.

Amirabdollahian in this meeting also referred to the banking problems with which the Iranian university students are faced with, expressing hope that the two countries’ cooperation will lead to solving them.

The Iranian foreign minister emphasized that Tehran’s will is establishment of a balanced relation with the EU, reiterating that Iran’s relations with Europe should not be subjected to the unconstructive behaviors of the United States with Iran.

“In the foreign policy of the new Iranian government relations with Europe, including the entire countries in the green continent, is a priority, and that is not restricted to the EU troika countries,” he said.

The Spanish foreign minister, for his part, while agreeing with the points made by his Iranian counterpart emphasized that Spain makes its entire efforts aimed at improving the level of its political and economic ties with Iran, and that is the reason why Spain decided to join the INSTEX.

José Manuel Albares referring to the declining trend of bilateral commercial ties ever since the year 2018, emphasizED that these conditions need to be changed relying on the joint efforts of both countries.

The Spanish foreign minister also exchanged viewpoints with his Iranian counterpart on Afghanistan developments, announcing that his country is ready for assisting in vaccination of the Afghan immigrants in Iran.

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