(IRNA) - Iran's Secretary of the Supreme National Security Council (SNSC) Ali Larijani is to meet Spanish Foreign Minister Miguel Angel Moratinos here on Friday to review latest developments in Iran's nuclear case, it was announced here Thursday.
The Spanish news agency EFE quoted Spanish Foreign Ministry sources as saying the two officials are to look into the possibility of Iran being allowed access to nuclear technology by Europe, reports Trend.
The visit will be the first by Larijani to the country and comes two weeks after the visit to Madrid of Iranian Foreign Minister Manouchehr Mottaki.
According to an EFE report, Larijani is expected in Madrid tonight after a stopover in Brussels, where he will attend a dinner banquet hosted by European Union foreign policy chief Javier Solana.
Larijani was due to hold talks with Solana in Brussels yesterday, but for security reasons the meeting was rescheduled.
Reports of the presence of terrorist squads in Brussels commissioned by Israel and certain European states to assassinate members of the
Iranian delegation that was to accompany Larijani to Brussels Wednesday led to the cancellation of the visit, an informed source told IRNA.
The visit has now been rescheduled for Tuesday (July 11) after the Europeans assured the Iranian delegation of their safety.
Solana, in a telephone call to Larijani, said cancellation of the visit inflicted a blow on the EU and insisted the talks be held soon. He then invited Larijani to make a stopover in Brussels on Thursday for consultations and to attend a dinner banquet.
The source added that Larijani accepted the dinner invitation of Solana to show his goodwill.