Sanctions not effective on shaping Iran’s foreign policy

TEHRAN, Jan. 12 (MNA) – A delegation from the Oireachtas Joint Committee on Foreign Affairs and Trade has traveled to Tehran.

Committee Chairman Pat Breen met with Mohammad Javad Zarif, Iran’s FM yesterday. Commenting on the visits by European parliamentary delegations from Iran during few past weeks, Zarif believed that it was a clear indication that both sides were resolved to boost bilateral relations.

Zarif also highlighted a certain level of democracy in the Islamic Republic of Iran and change of governments by election since the Revolution of 1979. “Considerable potentials have been developed inside the Islamic Republic especially in economics and human resources, which is unique in the regional level, and at the same time, enticing,” he added.

“There are significant grounds for bilateral relations. The Islamic Republic of Iran believes in a foreign policy of constructive cooperation with all countries, and to think that the current changes in foreign policy is the outcome of pressures from sanctions, is an outright misjudgment,” Zarif asserted.

Committee Chairman Pat Breen said that the delegation visited Tehran for a series of engagements aimed at developing relations between the Irish and Iranian parliaments and people, as well as at bolstering trade links between Ireland and Iran.

The Irish parliamentary delegation also provided their evaluation of Iran-EU relations, the role of women in Iranian society and other developments in the region.

By Mehr News Agency


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