(AhlulBayt News Agency) - Iran’s Vice-President Jahangiri said Mon. that Tehran expects the European Union to take a firmer stance against US violation of the nuclear deal and prevent any attempts at undermining this international agreement.
Es’hagh Jahangiri made the remarks in a meeting with Hungary’s Minister for National Economy Mihály Varga on Monday in Tehran, adding “the Islamic Republic of Iran has complied with its international obligations under the JCPOA, and we expect all parties to the agreement to adhere to their commitments with the same amount of determination.”
Jahangiri went on to call for further Tehran-Budapest cooperation in the fields of industry, energy, oil and gas, tourism, advanced biotechnology, nanotechnology, science and research.
“The prerequisite for the development of economic relations and the expansion of cooperation in the tourism sector is the existence of a secure air transport and the establishment of direct flights between the two countries, on which I hope we can have good cooperation in the near future,” Jahangiri said.
The Hungarian minister, for his part, said he had held fruitful negotiations with Iranian ministers of economy, oil, and health which led to the signing of a number of agreements and contracts between the two countries.
“Budapest is aware of and appreciates Iran's role in creating stability and security in the region, and we believe that all countries should appreciate the efforts of the Islamic Republic of Iran in eradication of terrorism in the region,” he stressed.
He went on to add, “Hungary, both as an independent state and as a member of the European Union, will defend the nuclear deal as it is an international agreement of great importance, and there is no reason to violate or modify it.”