|German parliament seeking easing of sanctions against Iran: MP||
TEHRAN – German parliament is seeking an easing of sanctions against Iran, a member of the Bundestag’s committee on foreign affairs said on Sunday.
MP Norbert Rottgen made the remarks during a meeting with Mansour Haqiqatpour, the deputy chairman of Majlis National Security and Foreign Policy Committee, in Tehran.
He said that the election of President Hassan Rouhani and the Islamic Republic’s détente policy have opened up a new opportunity for the expansion of ties between Tehran and European countries, adding that German companies are seeking to use the opportunity to get into Iranian markets.
In this new atmosphere, efforts should be made to resolve the dispute over Tehran’s nuclear program as soon as possible in order to prepare the ground for increased political and economic relations between Iran and European countries.
He went on to say that German businessmen are keen to enter Iran’s economic and industry sectors.
In addition, he said that the easing of sanctions could pave the way for increased presence of German companies in Iran.
The Iranian MP, for his part, said that it is a principle of the Islamic Republic’s foreign policy to have interaction with the world’s countries based on respect for mutual interests.
Haqiqatpour also said that the Iranian parliament will support every effort meant to help increase political, economic, and cultural ties between Tehran and Berlin.
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