Norway hails JCPOA as "great achievement" for world

TEHRAN, Jun. 20 (MNA) – The Norwegian Prime Minister Erna Solberg met with visiting Iranian nuclear chief in Oslo, hailing Iran nuclear deal as a "great achievement" for the world.

The Norwegian Prime Minister Erna Solberg received the visiting head of the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran Ali Akbar Salehi on Wednesday to discuss the future of Iran nuclear deal with world powers also known as the JCPOA, as well as expansion of bilateral ties.

Solberg expressed her satisfaction with the recent meeting with Iranian President Hassan Rouhani at the United Nations and touched upon the importance of the Iran nuclear deal for the world.

She stressed that the JCPOA was a great achievement for the world, adding Norway was seriously demanding to preserve the pact.

The Norwegian prime minister stated that her government was looking for more cooperation with Iran and removing the obstacles ahead of expansion of bilateral ties based on the benefits of the JCPOA.

Stating that the situation in the Middle East was getting more complicated, she said that her country's policy was to support security, peace and humanitarian aid and to resolve disagreements in the region peacefully.

The Iranian top nuclear official Ali Akbar Salehi, for his part, called for expanding bilateral relations, especially in the economic, investment and trade areas, while expressing his appreciation to Norway's support for Iran nuclear deal.

Salehi further called for more serious support from Norway and other European countries for the nuclear pact.  

He described the Europeans’ actions in preserving the JCPOA as inadequate, calling on the EU to more seriously confront the US President Donald Trump’s actions.

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