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Larijani: Recent decision made by US parliament violates JCPOA

IRNA - Islamic Republic News Agency

Tehran, Dec 21, IRNA -- Majlis Speaker Ali Larijani said on Monday that the recent decision made by the US parliament on banning visa for those travelers visiting Iran will harm the nuclear deal signed between Iran and G5+1 and is against the content of the agreement.

Larijani made the remarks in a meeting with visiting Bulgarian Foreign Minister Daniel Mitov in Tehran on Monday.

Within coming two or three weeks, the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) will be implemented and economic relations between Iran and Bulgaria will be boosted considerably, he said.

Iran and Bulgaria can broaden cooperation in culture, media, education and tourism, Larijani said.

On coalition formed in fight against the Daesh terrorist group, he said we hope these countries will be serious in their struggles with terrorist groups.

Double standard policies adopted by a very limited number of countries have enabled terrorist groups to creep into countries such as France to carry out sabotage operations, he said.

Referring to current crisis in countries such as Syria and Yemen, he said complete destruction of terrorists via political negotiations sound impossible and these problems will be resolved through security means.

Downing of Russian fighter jet and the recent military attack of the Zionist regime to Damascus will promote warmongering in the region, Larijani said.

Bulgarian foreign minister, for his part said during his visit to Tehran he held very positive talks with the Iranian officials leading to expansion of cultural, commercial, tourism and sporting events in both countries.

Bulgaria and Iran have very rich cultures along with huge tourist attractions , said the Bulgarian foreign minister.

Bulgaria is ready to invest in Iran's natural gas to transfer it to Europe, he said.

Bulgaria seeks destruction of terrorist groups as their presence will create international challenges which should be removed at the earliest, said the Bulgarian minister.

Air raid is not enough to quell terrorist groups and other measures should be taken in this regard, he said.

West and the European Union could play leading role in fight with terrorists, he said adding that the role of regional countries should be heeded in such fight.

Syrian people wish to make decision on their fate and all should help them establish democracy in the war-torn country, he said.

Bulgaria believes that ceasefire should be established in Syria as soon as possible to help the country reorganize itself, said Bulgarian foreign minister.

He also expressed the hope that the US parliament to revise its decision on visa issuance for those travelers visiting Iran and help implement the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA).

Bulgarian foreign minister also conferred with President Hassan Rouhani and Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif on issues of mutual interests along with regional and global developments.

Bulgaria joint the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) in 2004 and officially joined the European Union in 2007.

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