World welcomes Iran’s moderate foreign policy: Afkham

Foreign Ministry Spokeswoman Marzieh Afham

Press TV -(Mon May 5, 2014) Iran’s Foreign Ministry spokeswoman says the increased diplomatic interactions of the international community with Tehran highlight the world’s interest in the Islamic Republic’s moderate foreign policy.

In a Monday interview, Marzieh Afkham underlined the expanded international cooperation with Iran and the growth in the number of diplomatic missions visiting the country following the inauguration of President Hassan Rouhani’s administration in August 2013.

“This indicates that the world has welcomed the moderate spirit of the 11th administration in the foreign policy area,” she said.

Afkham noted that Iran welcomes this trend of cooperation and the country is focusing on initiating a new phase of increased international relations in different spheres.

Over the past months, the Islamic Republic has received numerous diplomatic bodies and parliamentary delegations from different countries in line with Tehran’s policy to further bolster its foreign relations.

Afkham further noted that the Iranian nation’s high turnout in 2013 presidential election, Iran’s Geneva nuclear deal with the Sextet of world powers and Tehran’s resolve to continue the nuclear negotiations have provided a fertile ground for the world countries to promote their relations with the Islamic Republic.

Iran and the five permanent members of the UN Security Council – the United States, France, Britain, Russia, China – plus Germany sealed an interim deal in the Swiss city of Geneva on November 24, 2013, to pave the way for the full resolution of the decade-old dispute with Iran over the country’s nuclear energy program. The deal came into force on January 20.


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