TEHRAN, June 30 (MNA) -- Majlis National Security and Foreign Policy Commission Chairman Ala’eddin Borujerdi on Wednesday met with German Ambassador to Iran Baron Pavel von Maltzahn and urged the European Union big three to change their position toward Iran’s nuclear program.

Borujerdi expressed hope that Iranian representatives would be able to convince EU officials to rectify the mistakes the EU made in drawing up the recent resolution on Iran’s nuclear program at upcoming meetings.

 

Borujerdi said the joint declaration between Iran, France, Britain, and Germany of October 21, 2003, which came to be known as the Tehran Declaration, was like a high-rise building in Iran-Europe relations which, unfortunately, collapsed due to the resolution drafted by the three European partners in the June meeting of the UN nuclear watchdog in Vienna.

 

Borujerdi said the Iranian leadership and Iran’s general public, government, and Majlis regard uranium enrichment and access to nuclear energy for civilian purposes under the supervision of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) as their absolute right.

 

In light of the recent IAEA resolution drafted by the EU big three, the atmosphere in the Majlis is by no means appropriate for approving the additional protocol to the nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) and the EU should change its position toward Iran’s nuclear program, he told the German envoy.

 

"We regard dialogue as the best means to help resolve international crises. We are fed up with the war-mongering of the big powers in the name of freedom and democracy, across the world and in the region," he said.

   

The German ambassador expressed pleasure at the steps Iran has taken to prove the transparency of its nuclear program and hoped that Iran’s nuclear dossier would soon be closed by the IAEA through further Iranian cooperation with the international agency.

   

Maltzahn also called for the development of parliamentary cooperation between Iran and Germany.

 

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