Iran after equality in dialogue: Larijani

TEHRAN, Sep. 15 (MNA) – The Secretary General of Iran's High Council for Human Rights, Mohammad Javad Larijani, who is visiting Italy for talks on human rights met with Italian FM Gentiloni on Wednesday.

“The occurrence of these meetings demonstrates clearly the all-out relations of Iran and Italy,” said Paolo Gentiloni the Italian Foreign Minister on Wednesday in his meeting with visiting Mohammad Javad Larijani, the Secretary General of Iran's High Council for Human Rights in Rome.

The Italian minister described the bilateral relations of Iran and Italy as unique in its kind and said that old, historic, and valuable ties of Tehran and Rome.

“This is a good trajectory which should be maintained,” highlighted Mr. Gentiloni referring to the Iran-Italy talks on comparison between the criminal justice system of Iran and Italy. The talks were initiated two years ago in Italian island of Sicily under the heading of ‘protection of human rights in the criminal justice system of Iran and Italy.’

Touching upon the Iran-Sextet agreement of July 14, 2015, AKA the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), the Italian foreign minister reassured that Italy and in general all members of the European Union are determined to put the JCPOA in full practice.

“Iran and Italy have enjoyed good ties since many years ago and the relations have also been bolstered after the Islamic Revolution of 1979,” asserted the top diplomat of Italy referring to the latest visits of the senior officials of both countries to their respective capital cities of Tehran and Rome, “I hope that the good situation created after the nuclear deal is fully capitalized on and the relations develop and bolster more than before.”

He maintained that Italy has always been after political solution in Syria and does not believe in militancy. Gentiloni also voiced his country’s firm determination in war against drug trafficking and terrorism as issues of prim importance for Italy.

“The Islamic Republic of Iran has always held the position for dialogue on serious issues of effective consequences on the basis of equality in talks,” said Mohammad Javad Larijani, the Secretary General of Iran's High Council for Human Rights after describing the Iran-Italy talks successful because of prejudice-free approach of the both sides.

 He underlined that the Iran-Italy talks on human rights have so far been beneficial and effective with a prospect to be followed as a role model for other countries of the world, “it is better to communicate ideas over issues of disagreement instead of condemning blindly the other countries.”   

During the Iran-Italy talks on human rights, the Iranian and Italian experts discuss issues like the rights of the accused, women’s rights, children’s rights, and procedural fairness in the judiciary system of both Iran and Italy.

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