0800 GMT October 25, 2020
Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani discussed bilateral relations with the new ambassadors of the Czech Republic, Denmark, Spain, Oman and Iraq in separate credential-submitting ceremonies on Tuesday.
In his meeting with Czech Ambassador to Tehran Josef Rychtar, Rouhani said Tehran welcomes promotion of relations with Prague in political, economic, scientific and cultural fields, IRNA reported.
He expressed satisfaction with the stances adopted by the EU and the Czech Republic toward the Iran nuclear deal, also known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), their support for the international agreement, and the fact that they are standing against US unilateralism.
Rouhani called for the continuation of bilateral cooperation regardless of Washington's illegal and unilateral sanctions.
Rychtar said Prague is after promoting cooperation with Tehran in trade, science and culture sectors.
He noted that the Czech Republic, together with other European states, will support the JCPOA.
In the meeting with Danish Ambassador to Tehran Jesper Vahr, Rouhani underlined Iran’s preparedness to expand trade, economic and technological relations with the European country.
He named the US as the worst violator of human rights, saying Washington has blocked Tehran's access to the much-needed anti-coronavirus drugs, and sends arms to Saudi Arabia to be accomplice in the massacre of the Yemeni people.
Rouhani also condemned US police’s crimes against the people of color.
The Danish envoy said Copenhagen is highly keen on developing ties with Iran in the economic, scientific and trade sectors.
Collaboration with Spain
In the meeting with Spanish Ambassador to Tehran Luis Felipe Fernández de la Peña, Rouhani said Tehran-Madrid relations are growing, expressing hope that both sides would enhance economic cooperation irrespective of the US illegal sanctions.
“Many countries are grappling with the coronavirus and US unilateralism, Rouhani said, adding, “To fight the two viruses, we should all unite and assist each other.”
The Spanish envoy said Iran and Spain are trying to cement mutual ties, especially in the field of economy, in line with their great potentials.
He added that there is no alternative for the JCPOA and, along with Europe, Spain supports the Iran nuclear deal.
The ambassador stressed that all participants must cooperate to preserve the agreement.
Meeting Omani Ambassador to Tehran Ibrahim bin Ahmad al-Moeini, Rouhani said Iran is interested in the expansion of cooperation in all areas with Oman as a friendly and brotherly country.
Development of relations between Iran and Oman has to continue based on the principles of good neighborliness, friendship and brotherhood, particularly in the economic area, the president said.
Commenting on the banking and financial cooperation between the two countries, the president expressed hope that the economic relations between Tehran and Muscat would be promoted more than ever to benefit both nations.
The Omani ambassador said his country is determined to enhance relations with Iran in all areas, particularly economy.
Turning to the significance attached by Oman’s Sultan Haitham bin Tariq Al Said to relations with Iran, Moeini said Tehran enjoys a valuable collection of economic, scientific, technical and cultural opportunities that needs to be used.
In his meeting with Iraqi Ambassador to Tehran Nasir Abdul Mohsen Abdullah, Rouhani said the Islamic Republic attaches great importance to its relations with Iraq as a friendly, brotherly and neighboring state.
He stressed that the Iranian government is determined to support peace, stability and security in Iraq.
Iran wholeheartedly stood by Iraq and its people during the Arab state’s battle against Daesh, Rouhani said, adding the US assassination of top Iranian commander, Lieutenant General Qassem Soleimani, and General Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis, the second-in-command of Iraq’s Popular Mobilization Units (PMU), indicates that the two countries’ people stand together in the fight against terrorism.
The two great commanders were assassinated in a terrorist operation on January 3 ordered by US President Donald Trump.
Rouhani stressed that the Iranian government and people have always respected Iraq's prominent Shia cleric Grand Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani, saying he plays a unique role in ensuring stability and security in Iraq.
The Iraqi ambassador emphasized the need for further expansion of relations between Tehran and Baghdad, noting that the Iraqi government and people will never forget the Islamic Republic’s efforts and supports in the fight against Daesh.