TEHRAN (defapress)- Iranian Supreme Leader's top aide for international affairs Ali Akbar Velayati underscored age-old relations between Tehran and Paris, and said the two countries can expand their cooperation in the region.
News ID: 65911
Publish Date: 12September 2017 - 16:46
"Iran enjoys good influence in the region and I think
that we can have regional cooperation with France," Velayati said in a
meeting with former French Foreign Minister Hubert Védrine in Tehran on
Stressing Iran and France's age-old relations, he said
bilateral ties between the two countries have experienced different ups and
downs but have never been cut.
Velayati also said that Tehran is aware of Paris's positive
view about the 2015 nuclear deal between Iran and the world powers, warning of
the US intention to violate the internationally-accepted agreement.
In a relevant development in July, high-ranking Iranian and
French officials in a meeting conferred on the latest developments in Syria,
stressing the need for resolving the crisis in the country through talks and
The meeting was held between Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister
for Arab and African Affairs Hossein Jaberi Ansari and France's special
representative to Syria Frank Jillette on the sidelines of Astana 5 summit in
During the meeting, the two officials underlined that the
crisis should be resolved through adopting political means, avoiding unilateral
measures, avoiding violence and paying due attention to the humanitarian
aspects of the crisis.