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Karroubi: US exploiting Iran nuclear case for political purposes

IRNA - Islamic Republic News Agency

Beijing, Dec 3, IRNA
Iran-China-Nuclear
Iran's senior cleric Mehdi Karroubi said here Monday that the US tries to exploit Iran's nuclear case for political objectives.

Karroubi, who is in Beijing at the head of a delegation from E'temad Melli (National Confidence) Party, made the remark in a meeting with Chinese Deputy Foreign Minister Li Xinjun.

"The US is after expanding its hegemonic system, but all nations should confront American dominance, because such a system runs counter to the principles governing the world, he noted.

He added that China enjoys important status in Iran's foreign policy and underlined the necessity to expand cooperation between the political parties of both friendly countries.

The Chinese deputy minister, for his part, termed the situation of Asian parties as remarkable, saying that relations among countries will expand in the wake of development of factional cooperation.

He added that Tehran-Beijing ties are growing, calling for promotion of bilateral cooperation in all fields.

Pointing to the civilian nuclear program of Iran, he said that Iranians are naturally entitled to make use of nuclear energy for peaceful purposes.

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