Iran calls on Britain to change policies

August 1, 2007 - 0:0

TEHRAN (Fars News Agency) -- A prominent Iranian lawmaker, in a meeting with a Conservative member of the British parliament here on Tuesday, stressed that British statesmen should revise their policies.

Chairman of the Iranian parliament's National Security and Foreign Policy Commission Alaoddin Borujerdi further pointed out that Britain's improper performance and policies throughout the history have made Iranian nation hold a negative view towards Britain.
""The unfriendly and rather hostile policies that the British government has adopted towards Iran following the victory of the Islamic Revolution have intensified the Iranian nation's negative view about this country and the British statesmen have not produced a good profile in this regard,"" he said.
The legislator also viewed West's efforts to impose sanctions on Iran as futile, and underlined that the Iranian nation would solve its problems under any conditions.
Elsewhere, he termed terrorism a serious threat to world peace and security, and said that Iran is countering terrorism very seriously and would continue the same policy in future as well.
Borujerdi further mentioned that Britain's talks with the Taliban in Afghanistan have put London's claims about its anti-terrorism efforts and policies under question.
Regarding current conditions in the region, he stated that western countries' efforts to harness crises in Iraq and Afghanistan have all failed so far, reminding that the deployment of multinational troops in Afghanistan has just resulted into a 30% increase in drug plantation and production and spread of insecurity and instability in the region.
Also in the same meeting, the Iranian MP underlined Iran's legitimate right to make a peaceful use of the nuclear energy, and said, ""Iranian nation is decisive to make a peaceful use of nuclear energy within the rules and regulations of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) and Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT).
For his part, Fox noted Iran-Britain ties, and viewed talks and negotiations as the best way to solve the problems existing in the two countries' relations.
He further stressed Iran's right to use peaceful nuclear energy, and said that the two sides of Iran's nuclear issue should find a negotiated way to ease concerns of the international community about nuclear proliferation and secure Iran's use of civilian nuclear technology.
Also pointing to the efforts made to impose sanctions on Iran, the British MP said that imposing sanctions on Iran would not be beneficial to the world community, reiterating that a logical solution should be found to end the present standoff