(IRNA) - Secretary of the Supreme National Security Council (SNSC) Ali Larijani here on Friday stressed the importance of resolving Iran's nuclear case through negotiations.
Talking to reporters on the sidelines of the 4th Assembly of Experts and 3rd local council elections as well as second, reports Trend.
by-elections of the 7th Majlis, he also underlined the need to return Iran's nuclear dossier to the International Atomic Energy Agency.
He said Iranian officials and the people have identical views on the country's nuclear program.
On Iran-EU relations, the chief nuclear negotiator said that Iran has always made efforts to maintain friendly relations with the European Union as a whole.
"The Europeans are interested in preserving their ties with Iran and Tehran, for its part, is willing to have negotiations with them." Praising the democracy that is practiced in the Islamic Republic of Iran, Larijani said it is unique in the region.
Referring to Friday's elections in the country, he said they conveyed a serious message to the domestic and international arenas.
Referring to the grave situation in Iraq, he said the occupation was a strategic mistake of the US.
Larijani highlighted the importance of maintaining the unity and territorial integrity of war-torn Iraq, and urged the occupying forces to leave the country.
He also called on Iraq's neighboring states to help restore peace and stability to the country.
On Iranian assistance to restore security to Iraq, he said Iraqi security is in the interest of Iran and "Tehran will certainly assist Iraq in a proper manner."
Pointing to the close relations among regional states, he said if there is any dispute it will be settled through negotiations.
Citing amicable ties between Iran and Saudi Arabia, he said misunderstandings, if any, are always resolved through peaceful talks.