SHAFAQNA- Tehran, 24 Sep, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani says the Islamic Republic can be a reliable supplier of energy for Europe, adding that Tehran is ready to transfer gas to the European countries via Austria.
According to Press TV, the Iranian president made the remarks in a Tuesday meeting with his Austrian counterpart Heinz Fischer in New York on the sidelines of the 69th UN General Assembly meeting.
Touching on Iran’s nuclear talks with the 5+1group, Rouhani said that a final deal could be achieved over Tehran’s atomic energy program provided that both negotiating sides were resolute on achieving an agreement.
He said “What is important for Iran is to have access to peaceful nuclear technology for the purpose of the country’s development.”
Rouhani said Iran is ready to reach a nuclear agreement with the opposite side by the November 24 deadline, adding, however, that a final agreement should be made within the framework of the international regulations as well as the Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT).
He called on the European Union (EU) and Austria to facilitate the immediate conclusion of a deal, stressing that a comprehensive agreement would benefit Iran, the EU and all parts to the talks.
Rouhani also called for the promotion of scientific and cultural ties between Iran and Austria.
The Austrian president, for his part, welcomed the expansion of ties with Iran, including in the energy sector.