Foreign Ministry: Iran's Policy on Israel Unaffected by German View

Foreign Ministry: Iran's Policy on Israel Unaffected by German View
Mon Jul 20, 2015 17:42:28

Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokeswoman Marziyeh Afkham underlined that Germany's view may not sway Iran's policy towards the Israeli regime, Al-Alam News Network reports.

Afkham's remarks came after German Vice Chancellor Sigmar Gabriel who is on an official visit to Tehran now told the German media in an interview before his departure that he would ask for Iran's recognition of Israel during his meetings with Iranian officials.

His remarks have caused major controversy in Iran, where the foreign ministry spokeswoman ensured that Iran's policy on Israel is exactly to the opposite.

"We have totally different views from Germany on certain regional issues in the Middle East and we have explicitly expressed our viewpoints in different negotiations; this is not something new," Afkham told the Iranian students news agency on Monday.

"The main goal of German vice chancellor's visit to Iran is a discussion of the prospects of mutual cooperation; we quite naturally have our own concerns and views on existing threats, including the Zionist regime's threats and the roots of the crises in the region," Afkham added. 

The German vice chancellor's visit to Tehran takes place after Iran and the six world powers inked an agreement in Vienna on June 14.

The agreement, the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), is presented to the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) today to adopt a resolution in the next two days to make the JCPOA an official document.

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