Speaker Lauds Germany’s Role in Resolving Iran’s Nuclear Issue
TEHRAN (Tasnim) – Iranian Parliament Speaker Ali Larijani praised the German government for playing a positive role in the nuclear agreement recently reached between Tehran and six world powers, calling for closer parliamentary ties with the Western European country.
“Germany made good efforts to resolve Iran’s nuclear issue and this will lead to further expansion of bilateral relations between the two countries,” Larijani said in a meeting with German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier here in Tehran on Saturday.
He emphasized that following Berlin’s support for Tehran’s nuclear program during the intensive talks in the Austrian capital of Vienna, numerous economic and cultural delegations from Germany visited Iran and this will cause closer ties between the two countries.
He further expressed the hope that Iran-Germany parliamentary relations would also deepen at the level of specialized commissions.
Steinmeier, for his part, expressed his country’s satisfaction with the Iranian parliament’s approval of the nuclear agreement between Iran and the Group 5+1 (Russia, China, the US, Britain, France and Germany) also known as Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA).
The remarks come against the backdrop of a new wave of renewed interest in ties with Iran after Tehran and the Group 5+1 on July 14 reached a conclusion over the text of the JCPOA, a comprehensive 159-page deal on Tehran's nuclear program.
The comprehensive nuclear deal between Iran and the six powers would terminate all nuclear-related sanctions imposed on Iran after coming into force.
Experts believe that Iran's economic growth would rise remarkably after the final nuclear deal takes effect.
Earlier in July, German Vice-Chancellor and Minister for Economic Affairs and Energy Sigmar Gabriel at the head of a high-ranking trade delegation including the representatives of 20 German economic giants visited Iran and held meetings with senior Iranian officials.