Tehran-EU relations long-standing: Spokesman

IRNA – The US is unhappy with Iran-EU relations, so it is trying to pressure other countries to turn them into what it wants, Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman Bahram Qasemi said on Monday.

Iran and EU relations dates back to a long time ago, Qasemi said in his weekly press conference, adding that the relations are now enjoying growing more than the past.

‘On regional and international issues, dialogue is possible between Iran and all the other countries, and Iran is not concerned of talking with other countries in any sphere,’ he said.

‘In the future, we will elaborate on our views and will hear their voices, but the talks are different from what is described by media,’ he said.

‘What is important to us is the official policies of countries, not what is promulgated by media,’ Qasemi said.

Commenting on Iran not being present at World Economic Forum in Davos, he said that the issue does not have anything to do with some figures there, such as US President Donald Trump and Zionist Prime Minister Benyamin Netanyahu, rather it was due to the implementation of the new structure of Iran’s Foreign Ministry with the heavy tasks it caused for Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif during the period.

As to the ties between Iran and Canada, Qasemi said that the two countries are trying to exchange expert delegations, but the exact date is to be decided yet.

He also expressed the hope that the efforts would move on the right track to give the satisfactory results in boosting ties.