Spain says imposition of sanctions on Iran would be "inadequate"
(IRNA) - Spanish Secretary of State for the European Union Alberto Navarro said imposition of sanctions on Iran to try to resolve the nuclear issue would be "inadequate."
During a meeting with Iranian Ambassador to Madrid Davoud Mir-Salehi, Navarro called for all-out efforts to make negotiations succeed in resolving the nuclear issue.
He expressed his country's support for continued talks between EU foreign policy chief Javier Solana and Iranian nuclear officials, reports Trend.
He said Spain is fully aware of Iran's strategic position in the Middle East and Tehran's positive role in regional developments.
Navarro's remarks comes a week after Spanish Foreign Minister Miguel Angel Moratinos announced spain's official position that the US-initiated "Road map for peace in the Middle East" failed to settle the core issue of Palestine and called for a new plan that would include Iran and Syria.
Navarro said his country calls for the holding of a conference on peace attended by representatives of all sides and the international community to discuss other initiatives for achieving peace in the Middle East based on diplomacy or other political means.
Navarro told Salehi that Madrid follows multilateral policies in resolving international issues and was opposed to unilateralism.
He said the Spanish government had offered other initiatives to achieve peace in the region including "a coalition of Western civilizations and the Islamic world" in line with its multilateral policies.
During the meeting, the two sides also discussed latest developments in bilateral and international ties as well as issues of mutual interest.
The two officials expressed readiness to support continued talks and negotiation to resolve issues.