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Iran would utilize all potential to establish security in Iraq: Larijani

Nuclear issue needs "new initiatives"

TEHRAN, June 12 (Mehr News Agency) - Iranian National Security Council Chairman Ali Larijani said on Tuesday that "new initiatives" needed to settle Iran's nuclear issue.

"Presently, we need new initiatives and a new logic for dialogue," Larijani told a joint press conference with visiting Iraqi Deputy Prime Minister Barham Saleh.

Asked about Iran's stance in case of a new demand for enrichment suspension by International Atomic Energy Agency Board of Governors, he said, "Repeating the same old words would not help. We have expressed our views on this issue before and we don't need to discuss it again."

The chief nuclear negotiator said he thinks a new kind of wisdom is emerging internationally to resolve Iran's nuclear issue. "Today, I think a wisdom is emerging at the international level to deal with the issue with a new logic."

Iraq security

Larijani called his negotiations with the Iraqi official "very fruitful," adding that they had discussed various issues in connection with economic cooperation between the two countries.

For his part, Saleh described the talks as important and expressed his country's intention to expand ties with Tehran.

Speaking about Iran-U.S. talks, Larijani said "When a diplomatic procedure is defined for an issue, it is no more a media show."

He stated that one of the elements in Iran-U.S. negotiations was the issue of Iraqi government which believes Iran and the United Stated should hold talks.

Iraqi security is a very important issue and Iran would utilize all its potential to establish security there, Larijani noted.

Saleh said that frankly speaking, Iraq's national interests require the country to establish best relations with Iran.

Speaking of the terrorist group Al-Qaeda, Saleh stated that Al-Qaeda is the common enemy of the whole civilized world.

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