Iran And Europe ‘Complementary’ Partners, Says Iran Foreign Minister


Iran’s Foreign Minister Ali Akbar Salehi has expressed confidence that relations between Iran and Europe will be restored as the two sides are ‘complementary’ to each other.

Neither European countries nor Iran can disregard the need for mutual cooperation because we are both complementary to each other, Salehi said.

The top Iranian diplomat further said that enhanced economic ties with all countries is among the priorities of Iran’s foreign policy, stressing that Tehran attaches importance to bolstering relations with neighboring countries as well as the member states of the Economic Cooperation Organization (ECO).

Iran’s Foreign Minister also said the recent explosions in Thailand, Georgia and India are attempts by the Israeli regime to mar Tehran’s ties with friendly states.

“These are plots they (Israelis) have hatched to damage our relations with friendly countries. This is also a method to create media hype against Iran,” Salehi said.

The Iranian foreign minister said the Israeli regime, which has legitimized state terrorism and proudly announces that it has assassinated Palestinian and Hezbollah officials, claims that Iran has committed such actions in countries with which it enjoys very good relations.

Referring to US allegations on Iran’s plot to assassinate Saudi Ambassador to Washington Adel Al-Jubeir as unfounded and ridiculous, Salehi said the suspect was supposed to be tried last December but there were never any reports about the trial.

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