European Union foreign policy chief says EU wants solid ties with Iran
(IRNA) - European Union foreign policy chief Javier Solana held a "constructive and cordial meeting" with a group of Iranian MPs in Brussels Tuesday evening, his spokesman Cristina Gallach told IRNA.
Solana told the chairman of the Foreign Relations Committee of Majlis (Iranian parliament), Mahmoud Mohammadi, and three other accompanying MPs that "we want a solid and multifaceted relations with Iran." However, he added, "we cannot move forward because of the nuclear issue."
Solana said it has not been possible to create a suitable atmosphere for negotiation as the Islamic Republic has not accepted suspension of enrichment activity, reports Trend.
"The door of negotiations is always open," stressed the EU foreign policy chief, and encouraged the Iranian MPs to think seriously about this issue.
Gallach said the Iranian deputies can now inform their colleagues back home as to "why we are where we are."
Negotiations can start only if the condition of suspension is met, the EU spokesperson told IRNA.
A four-member Majlis delegation led by Mohammadi is in Brussels on a three-day visit for talks with their European counterparts and Belgian and EU officials.