Iranian foreign minister in Vatican delivers message to Pope from president

Iran Materials 27 December 2006 18:08 (UTC +04:00)

(IRNA) - Iranian Foreign Minister Manouchehr Mottaki in the Holy See on Wednesday delivered a message to Pope Benedict XVI from President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad.

Mottaki, heading an Iranian delegation, arrived in Rome on Wednesday morning on his way to Vatican.

IRNA reporter in Rome said that Vice-President and head of Iranian Cultural Heritage and Tourism Organization (ICHTO) Rahim Mashaei, member of parliament representing Iranian Christian community George Vartanian, Iranian former ambassador to Vatican Hojatoleslam Mostafa Boroujerdi are accompanying Mottaki.

The visit to the Holy See of Iranian delegation on the auspicious occasion of Christmas gave significance to Mottaki's mission and the anti-Iran resolution, leaders of the Christian nations passed at the Security Council would be the focus of president's message, reports Trend.

Leaders of the Christian nations passed the resolution against Iran while Iran has reaffirmed commitment to Non-Proliferation Treaty and Safeguards Agreement of International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA).

IAEA Director General said in two reports after 2,000 person/day examination of Iranian nuclear sites that there is no diversion in Iranian nuclear program.