Iran is against proliferation of nuclear weapons
Iran is against proliferation of nuclear weapons: Larijani
In a meeting with his Greek counterpart, Parliament Speaker,
Ali Larijani stated that Iran has always been against proliferation of nuclear weapons.
Holding talks with Philippos Petsalnikos on the sidelines of an Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) Conference in Geneva, Larijani criticized the world powers which chant “empty slogans” while “modernizing” their nuclear weapons. He further called for further Tehran-Athens cooperation.
Petsalnikos, for his part, highlighted the importance of the parliamentary friendship groups in strengthening bilateral ties and added that Greece is a peace-loving country and calls for non-proliferation of nuclear weapons.
The Greek parliament speaker also noted that the two countries have the potential to help resolve the Palestine and Cyprus crises. Larijani invited his counterpart to visit Iran.
In another meeting, Ali Larijani and his Syrian counterpart Mahmoud al-Abrash urged the Islamic parliaments to set up a fund to help the people of Gaza.
The two parliament speakers also exchanged views on the latest developments in the Middle East as well as attempts by the U.S. and Israel to overshadow the attack on the freedom flotilla on May 31 in which 9 Turkish nationals were killed.