Country's territorial integrity should not be harmed - Iran's Speaker

Thu 12 Jan 2012 02:06 GMT | 06:06 Local Time

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Turkey and Iran help regional security, Larijani says.

The Speaker of the Islamic Consultative Assembly (Majlis) of Iran, Ali Larijani, said Wednesday that "Turkey and Iran's close cooperation helped regional security and stability".

Larijani said that "Turkey and Iran were two Muslim neighbors, had brotherly relations and were friends".
The cooperation between Turkey and Iran help regional security and stability and increase the role of the eastern block in the world, Larijani stressed.
The parliaments of Turkey and Iran are the most strongest ones in the region. Our parliaments have a crucial role in strengthening bilateral relations, Larijani said.
The commercial relations between Turkey and Iran are in a good position. We constantly hold consultations with Turkey on political issues, Larijani said.
Reminding that Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu was in Iran very recently, Larijani said that "we hold consultations with Turkey on various regional issues. At times, we have different views and at other times we have common views. In general, Turkey and Iran share friendly relations. The parliaments of the two countries can help develop relations and increase commercial ties. The parliaments can also help cooperation in the fields of science, culture and industry".
Touching on Iran's nuclear issue, Larijani said that "Iran believes in resolving the nuclear issue through negotiations".
"We are not after nuclear weapons. We do not find nuclear weapons right from a religious perspective. Our Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Hoseini-Khamenei described nuclear weapons and weapons of mass destruction as forbidden by religion," Larijani said.
In regard to the developments in the region, Larijani said that all the developments took place while Muslims were searching for their rights.
On the issue of Upper Karabakh, Larijani said that "everyone should receive their rights through negotiations. A country's territorial integrity should not be harmed".




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