Friday, October 28, 2016
Tehran says not to authorize the European Union to open an office in Iran.
Tehran says not to authorize the European Union to open an office in Iran. (Taz).
Iran will not authorize the European Union to open an office in Tehran, said Human Rights Staff Chief Mohammad Javad Larijani in reference to a recent EU strategy resolution on Iran.
Such an office will be a “house of corruption, and the Judiciary will not allow such a thing,” he said, ISNA news agency reported October 26.
“The report has many problems,” Larijani said, adding, “The EU is not entitled to tell us we have to mend ourselves.”
The statements come a day after the Iranian Foreign Ministry hailed the EU’s resolution on “normalization of ties with Iran.”
“This issue [passing the resolution] demonstrates the positive will of the EU towards expansion and deepening of bilateral ties with Iran in all spheres,” Foreign Ministry Spokesman Bahram Qasemi said.