Bahram Qassemi

Qasemi: Iran accepts no precondition for talks with Germany

Tehran, Sept 30, IRNA – Foreign Ministry Spokesman Bahram Qasemi underlined that Iran considers no precondition for the expansion of relations with Germany.

‘As we have reiterated on different occasions, Iran-Germany relations are based on mutual interests and respect and no precondition is acceptable in this relations; furthermore, we reject any interference of a third party in this regard and consider it as disrupting the two countries’ relations,’ Qasemi said.

Qasemi’s remarks came in reaction to German Economy Minister Zigma Gabriel’s statements in an interview with German Der Spiegel magazine.

He pointed to Gabriel’s statements on the issue of Palestine, and said, ‘The Islamic Republic of Iran considers defending the rights of the Palestinian nation as inseparable part of its foreign policy and will not relinquish supporting the Palestinian ideals under any conditions.’

Qasemi said that Gabriel’s remarks on human rights conditions in Iran are irrelevant, and said, ‘The Islamic Republic of Iran does not allow any country to interfere in its internal affairs.’

Foreign ministry spokesman underlined that under the conditions that international terrorism is threatening interests of all countries, it is expected that the world countries, specialty those which have been and are the victims of terrorism to prioritize serious and relentless fight against extremist thoughts and the circles nurturing terrorists.

Asked about the prospects of Iran-Germany relations, Qasemi said that the Islamic Republic of Iran and the Federal Republic of Germany have great potentials in terms of bilateral ties in all fields and the German officials for realization of cooperation should carefully consider this point that the two countries’ relations have always had and has cynics who never stop ruining the growing trend of Tehran-Berlin relations.

‘Hence, we recommend them to make their statements with more care and attention to what they utter,’ he added.

By IRNA