Parliament Speaker Ali Larijani said on Tuesday that western governments made a strategic mistake by imposing sanctions and they failed to dissuade Iran from its legitimate right to have peaceful nuclear technology, IRNA reported.
Larijani made the comment in a meeting with visiting Deputy Serbian Prime Minister and Minister of Trade, Communications and Tourism Rasim Liaich.
Larijani said that the two countries enjoy excellent relations and emphasized the need for closer parliamentary ties.
'Iran has a positive outlook about the expansion of comprehensive ties with the Balkans, including Serbia and the Iranian Parliament supports the growing trend of Iran-Serbia relations,' he said.
The Serbian top official, for his part said that Serbia is interested in expansion of ties with Iran, as an important country both in the region and in the world.
The Serbian Deputy prime minister said that Serbia praises Iran's proactive role in contribution to peace and stability in the Middle East.
'Expansion of terrorism poses a great threat to the entire globe and it needs collective cooperation to encounter menaces of terrorism,' he said.