Approval of CFT will further smoothen Iran economic ties with world: Kharrazi

IRNA – Chairman of Iran’s Strategic Council for Foreign Relations Kamal Kharrazi said on Saturday that if the Convention on Combating the Financing of Terrorism (CFT) is enacted, it will greatly contribute to normalization of Iran’s ties with the world and it also can block abuses.

He made the remarks on the sidelines of the meeting with President of Austrian Institute for European and Security Policy (AIES) Werner Fasslabend late Saturday.

If CFT is approved with the conditions Iran sets and red lines it puts forward, it can prevent abuses and help normalization of Iran’s economic ties with the world.

“We are not so hopeful towards the mechanisms to bring about dramatic change for us and we believe that we should rely on ourselves and resources,” he said.

As to EU mechanisms regarding Iran, Kharrazi said that EU mechanism can solve part of the issues and maintain trade with the EU.

“However, we should see to what extent the mechanism can be satisfactory for us and how many problems it can solve,” he said.

Commenting on Iran’s cooperation with Russia and China, he said if it means dependence on them, it is not Iran’s policy.

However, there are common interests in the field of politics for which countries can cooperate with each other, he said, noting that until the time they have interests they will continue cooperation.