(IRNA) - We do not deny that Iran has a peaceful right to nuclear energy that is beyond doubt" said Elmar Brok, chairman of the European Parliament's Foreign Affairs Committee.
Speaking at an event in the EP in Brussels Monday evening on the topic "Iran and the EU - A new dialogue," Brok said, however, that there are certain conditions that Iran has not fulfilled which have led to doubts on Iran's nuclear program, reports Trend.
"Iran has now time to gain that confidence back," he noted.
We do need positive dialogue in Iran and are ready to support that and it will increase cooperation with the European Union," said Brok.
The public hearing was initiated by German MEP Michael Gahler, coordinator for Iran for the Group of European People's Party (Christian Democrats) and
European Democrats in the European Parliament.
For his part, a German analyst, Dr Johannes Reissner, said that that Europe was now awaiting a response from Iran on the package to resolve the nuclear issue.
Analyzing the political situation in Iran, Reissner said even the opposition in Iran has now accepted that Mahmoud Ahmadinejad is the legitimate president who was elected in democratic elections.
One journalist asked the panel why no speaker from the Iranian parliament or the Iranian government was invited to speak at the event. He got no response.
One participant noted that the event was "not a dialogue but a monologue" as all speakers were from the European side.
The event was open to the media and public but for security reasons there were no photo and film opportunities.