Cuba Stresses Iran’s Right to Use Peaceful N. Energy
TEHRAN (Tasnim) – The Cuban foreign minister, in a meeting with visiting Iranian deputy foreign minister in Havana, said Iran has inalienable rights to use nuclear energy for peaceful purposes.
The issue was raised by Bruno Eduardo Rodríguez Parrilla in his Wednesday evening meeting with the Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister for the European and Latin American Affairs Majid Takht Ravanchi.
The Cuban official expressed satisfaction with the achievements made by Iran, specially during Tehran’s negotiations with the Group 5+1 (the five permanent UN Security Council members plus Germany), and said based on the international laws, Iran is entitled to use nuclear energy for peaceful purposes.
He also voiced Cuba’s support for Iran’s stance on the nuclear issue.
Parilla also praised Iran’s performance during its rotating presidency of the Non-Aligned Movement (NAM).
Takht Ravanchi, for his part, said that his two-day visit to Cuba has been "constructive and fruitful," expressing the hope that the 16th Iran-Cuba Joint Economic Commission in Tehran in near future would further deepen the bilateral relations.
The promotion of all-out cooperation with Latin American countries has been among the top priorities of the Islamic Republic's foreign policy over the past few years.
Tehran has close political, military and trade relations with Cuba, Venezuela, Ecuador and Bolivia.