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Brazil calls for peaceful settlement of Iran's nuclear dispute

IRNA - Islamic Republic News Agency

Tehran, April 27, IRNA -- Brazilian Foreign Minister Brasil Celso Amorim said on Tuesday that his country calls for peaceful settlement of the dispute about Iranian nuclear program.

He made the remarks at a joint press conference with his Iranian counterpart Manouchehr Mottaki.

“We exchanged views with the Iranian officials on the country’s nuclear disputes.”

He said that it is about seven years that Iran’s nuclear dispute has not been resolved and Brazil wishes the issue to be settled peacefully.

Given the close ties between Brazil and western countries as well as the country’s status at the UN Security Council, he said Iran’s nuclear issue should be carefully studied. ”We should find a way out of this deadlock.”

The Brazilian foreign minister said that grounds for expansion of technical and commercial cooperation between the two countries is well-prepared.

Iran as a big country in the region plays a prominent role in regional developments, he underlined.

Celso Amorim said that Iran has made remarkable breakthrough in scientific and technological know-how in recent years.

He also called for increase in the volume of trade between the two countries.

Amorim arrived in Tehran Monday morning on a two-day visit in run-up to the upcoming visit of Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva to Iran due to take place on May 15-17.

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End News / IRNA / News Code 1081773



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