TEHRAN, July 28 (MNA) -- Conservative MP David Lidington on Monday held talks with Hojjatoleslam Sobhaninia of the Majlis National Security and Foreign Policy Committee on ways to expand parliamentary relations between Iran and Britain.

Sobhaninia stated that parliaments play a key role in clearing up misunderstandings between governments and remove obstacles on the path of cooperation.

 

He said regular meetings between the two countries’ parliamentarians will pave the ground for further expansion of comprehensive relations.

 

Sobhaninia said the two countries enjoy great potential for cooperation in economic and industrial sectors.

 

Turning to Iran’s nuclear standoff with the West, Sobhaninia said Tehran’s activities are under the full supervision of the International Atomic Energy Agency. The nuclear dispute will be resolved only through negotiations, he added.

 

Lidington expressed appreciation for Iran’s efforts to establish peace and security in Iraq, saying, “A secure Iraq is to the benefit of the entire region.”

 

Hr also criticized Britain’s decision to remove the Mojahedin Khalq Organization (MKO) from the terrorist groups blacklist.

 

 

The British MP expressed his country’s interest to improve relations with the Islamic Republic. “Iran is a very important regional power and it is very important for us to boost ties with this country,” he added.

 

 

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