Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said in a meeting with his Swiss counterpart here Thursday main mechanism for trust building in Iran’s nuclear file is observation of international laws and the UN nuclear watchdog, IAEA protocols.
[Rouhani: Int’l laws main trust-building means in nuclear issue]
In his meeting with President Didier Burkhalter on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly session, President Rouhani stressed that Iran has yielded to the entire international observation over its peaceful nuclear program and respects all the international laws, arguing that therefore, it should also benefit from all respective rights.
The Iranian president said that the discriminative approach in granting rights to be benefitted from the nuclear technology for peaceful purposes is by no means acceptable.
“I believe passing through this stage within the framework of observing the international laws will be a step towards beginning cooperation and participation in resolving major regional and international crises,” added President Rouhani.
He also noted Tehran’s willingness for expansion of economic and cultural relations with Switzerland, stressing that many companies must be able to have freer activities in energy field, while there should be no obstacle in cooperation in humanitarian and medicine fields.
Switzerland’s President Didier Burkhalter, too, for his part in the meeting voiced his agreement with his Iranian counterpart on observation of the international laws as the main basis for trust building.
“We appreciate Iran’s efforts made for mutual trust building,” he added.
On Middle East rapid developments, too, he said that Iran is one of the major players in the regional scene and the Swiss Government believes that Iran’s presence is a dire necessity in any gathering and process related to the Mideast developments.