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Iran advises against foreign interference in Ukrainian internal affairs
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c_330_235_16777215_0___images_stories_edim_02_at1(114).jpgTEHRAN – Iran on Tuesday advised the West to stop interference in the internal affairs of Ukraine, saying the Ukrainian people and government are able to settle their disputes. 
 
Addressing reporters at her weekly press briefing, Iranian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Marzieh Afkham said any foreign intervention in the current issues of Ukraine can complicate and prolong the tension. 
 
She also expressed hope that the Ukrainian government and the opposition groups would overcome their differences and make efforts to restore stability and calm to the European country.   
 
On Tuesday, parliament voted to repeal anti-protest laws whose passage this month angered demonstrators and helped plunge Ukraine into political crisis.
 
The vote came only hours after Prime Minister Mykola Azarov offered his resignation to President Yanukovich, saying he hoped his departure would help towards a peaceful settlement to two months of unrest which has convulsed the former Soviet republic, according to Reuters. 
 
Elsewhere in her remarks, Afkham spoke about Tehran’s nuclear program, saying Iran is determined to make use of nuclear technology for peaceful purposes and advised U.S. officials to take a realistic viewpoint on this issue.
 
MT/PA 

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