Iranian President, European leaders discussed issues of mutual interest

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SHAFAQNA- Iranian President Hassan Rouhani took advantage of his visit to the United States to meet with world leaders who attend in 73rd annual session of the United Nations General Assembly. They discuss issues of mutual interest.

Before his speech at the annual UN General Assembly on Tuesday, the Iranian president held several meetings with a number of world leaders, attended a meeting with US media officials and gave separate interviews to the American televisions, NBC and CNN.

He also addressed Nelson Mandela Peace Summit which was held on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly session.

Iran’s approach is to de-escalate tensions in the region

“Fortunately, the parties are determined to preserve and maintain this international agreement and has adopted firm political policies in this regard”, Rouhani said Tuesday night in a meeting with the UK Prime Minister Theresa May on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly Session in New York.

Referring to US illegal withdrawal from Iran nuclear deal, he called for developing cooperation and consultations in suitable practical framework for preserving and implementing JCPOA especially in economic sector.

Rouhani said Based on the IAEA reports, Iran has been complying with its commitments under the JCPOA; adding that commitments should be balanced in multilateral agreements.

Emphasizing Iran military power to confront terrorism, Rouhani said Iran’s approach is to de-escalate tensions in the region and in the world as well.

Elsewhere in his remarks, Iranian president appreciated UK government and people for their sympathy with victims of Ahvaz terror attack, saying all countries should take equal and firm positions against terrorism.

Yemeni crisis has no solution EXCEPT intra-Yemeni talks

Pointing to the fact that Yemeni crisis has no solution but ending war and establishing intra-Yemeni talks, he urged all countries to make efforts in line with stopping bloodshed and bombardment in Yemen and also sending humanitarian aid to the oppressed people.

“Iran is interested in promoting bilateral cooperation with the UK in all fields”, Rouhani said noting that developing banking ties will lead to broadening economic and investment ties between the two countries.

Importance of preserving Iran nuclear deal

May, for her part, expressed condolences over the recent deadly terrorist attack in southwestern Iran. She also underscored fighting terrorism. Pointing to the importance of preserving Iran nuclear deal, she emphasized Tehran-London efforts in this regard.

“Only political solutions will work for crisis in Yemen”, she said, urging all to play a major role in issuing humanitarian assistance to Yemeni people.

May hailed developing cooperation with Iran in economic and energy fields.

Rouhani met with Macron

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani met with President Emmanuel Macron of France at the UN headquarters in New York Tuesday evening.

The meeting was held at a time when both the Iranian and French presidents in their speeches at the 73rd session of the UN General Assembly earlier in the day took stance against the policies of the US administration against the 2015 nuclear deal struck between Iran and six world powers and the country’s unilateralism.

Belgium would like to improve and expand relations with Iran

Belgian Prime Minister Charles Michel held talks with Iranian President Hassan Rouhani on issues of mutual interests on the sidelines of the 73rd session of the UN General Assembly.

Michel’s meeting with Rouhani revealed the fact that despite US unilateralism Belgium would like to improve and expand relations with Iran.

Rouhani met with Norwegian Prime Minister

Norwegian Prime Minister Erna Solberg held talks with Iranian President Hassan Rouhani in New York Tuesday night on bilateral ties and other issues of mutual interests.

During his stay in New York, Rouhani has far held meetings with American political elites, his Cuban, Bolivian and Turkish counterparts, head of the International Olympic Committee, director of the International Monetary Fund, Chief Executive of Afghanistan and Norwegian prime minister, IRNA reported.

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