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Perspective of negotiations with Solana very positive - Iranian FM

Yerevan, July 20, IRNA - Iran's Foreign Minister Manouchehr Mottaki reiterated in Yerevan on Friday negotiations with EU Foreign Policy Chief vier Solana have had a very positive perspective.

According to IRNA's dispatched reporter to Yerevan, Mottaki in his Friday talks with Armenian Republic Prime Minister Serzh Sargsyan, also referred to recent rounds of talks between Iran and the UN nuclear watchdog, IAEA, evaluating them, too, as "Very constructive" in line with Iran's trust building efforts regarding its nuclear program.

He reiterated, "Both Iran-IAEA talks, and Larijani-Solana negotiations are signs for the Islamic Republic of Iran's resolute will to materialize the demand of the Iranian nation for full access to nuclear technology for peaceful purposes."

The Minister of Foreign Affairs meanwhile referring to the prevailing security status in Iraq, said, "The inappropriate US approaches adopted in Iraq has complicated the conditions in that country and it is the Iraqi people that are paying the high price for that in the course of the daily tragic events there."

Mottaki said the solution to the problem would be in seeking the roots of the problems there and to leave the affairs up to the elected Iraqi Government.

Referring to the achievements of the Iran-Armenia Joint Economic Commission, he said, "The appropriate achievements of the two countries must be tangible for both nations, and that objective can be materialized relying on implementation of projects over which we have agreed."

The Iranian Foreign Minister elaborating on new agreements reached between Iran and Armenian, said, "We have reached fruitful agreements on construction of a refinery, railroads, and a car manufacturing factory."

Pointing out that the volume of Iran's business with world countries is over one billion US dollars annually currently, he said, "The volume of Iran's trade transactions with friendly nations would begin from one billion US dollars, and that amount is moving towards multiplication."

Mottaki meanwhile referred to the new grounds for Tehran-Yerevan cooperation, saying, "Other appropriate fields for bilateral cooperation include banking affairs, facilitating for broader cooperation between merchants and industrialists, taking advantage of Anzali Port facilities, and activation of exports and transit facilities."

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