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FM discusses nuclear issue, bilateral ties with counterparts

IRNA - Islamic Republic News Agency

United Nations, New York, Sept 24, IRNA
Iran's Foreign Minister Manouchehr Mottaki on Friday discussed nuclear issues as well as bilateral ties with his Malaysian and Nigerian counterparts on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly meet.

Malaysian Foreign Minister Syed Hamid Albar, in his meeting with Mottaki, expressed his country's support for continuation of talks and attempts to find a peaceful solution to Iran's nuclear programs.

Albar voiced his concerns about the firm stance of certain EU members towards Iran's nuclear case.

Mottaki, for his part, outlined ongoing discussions in Vienna on Iran's peaceful nuclear activities and broad consultations with senior officials of world countries within the framework of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) and highlighted Tehran's efforts to prevent any tension and find a peaceful solution.

He praised efforts made by Malaysia, as head of the Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) and coordinator of the movement's policies, its appropriate stance on Iran and opposition to Europe's pressures and hoped "the NAM's united stance would persist in the future." Meanwhile, Mottaki briefed Nigerian Foreign Minister Oluyemi Adeniji on Iran's position on access to peaceful nuclear energy.

During the meeting, the two ministers discussed bilateral relations in all fields and stressed the importance of expanding bilateral cooperation in implementing joint economic projects.

The Iranian foreign minister, who arrived in New York on September 13 to attend the annual meeting of the UN General Assembly, left New York for home Friday night.



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