By Iran Review
Iran’s Foreign Ministry Spokesman Ramin Mehmanparast says Iran has always been ready to cooperate with the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA).
Mehmanparast noted that Iran’s nuclear facilities have been the most-inspected facilities by the IAEA, but none of the claims made about Iran’s pursuing non-civilian objectives in its nuclear energy program has been confirmed.
He expressed hope that countries with influence in the issue of nuclear activities would act according to the Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT), fulfill their duty for doing justice to countries who want to use nuclear energy for their progress, and keep an eye on the main danger which is the existence of nuclear weapons and countries that are not committed to the NPT.
Mehmanparast also referred to the successful holding of the 16th Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) summit in Tehran and expressed hope that the movement could help to resolve different international crises that are caused by greed of a few countries.
He noted that the unlawful Zionist regime of Israel is the main obstacle to creating a nuclear-free Middle East which was one of the main issues discussed during the NAM summit in Tehran.
Iran’s Foreign Ministry spokesman also said the Islamic Republic supports a diplomatic and peaceful solution to the Syrian crisis.
“We welcome any plan that can offer diplomatic and peaceful solution to the Syrian issue, meet the demands of the Syrian people, make it possible for the Syrian government to implement reforms, and prevent foreign intervention,” he said.
Mehmanparast added that Iran places strong emphasis on a diplomatic solution for the Syrian crisis that would put an end to violence, foreign intervention and arming of the unknown and irresponsible groups in the country.
The Iranian diplomat further stated that several important issues with regard to the situation in Syria have been discussed at the high-level meeting of the quartet group on Syria in the Egyptian capital, Cairo.
“Controlling the Syrian borders with its neighbors, attention on the Syrian people’s demands in a peaceful atmosphere, and holding national talks between the representatives of the Syrian government and the opposition were discussed and highlighted at the meeting,” Mehmanparast said.
The Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman also said that there has been no formal request by Canada to appoint Italy as the representative of Ottawa’s interests in Tehran.
Referring to reports about Canada designating Italy as the representative of its interests in Tehran, Ramin Mehmanparast said such an issue must be agreed upon during bilateral talks.