TEHRAN, Dec. 5, 2013 (Press TV)Parliament Speaker Ali Larijani underlined that Iran is seeking peace and friendship with the regional countries.
We do not have a sense of rivalry with the countries in the region and all regional states are our friends," Larijani said.
Majlis speaker made the remarks in a meeting with Omani Parliament Speaker Sheikh Khalid Bin Hilal al-Mawali in Muscat.
Larijani reaffirmed also the civilian nature of Tehrans nuclear energy program and said Omans "support for Irans peaceful nuclear technology is commendable."
"We will not give into bullying and believe that the nuclear issue can be resolved through negotiations, but some powers seek to incite political hue and cry," said the Iranian official.
Mawali, for his part, praised the stable ties between Tehran and Muscat and said economic relations between the two countries must keep pace with the political relations.
He also congratulated the Islamic Republic on inking a historic nuclear deal with the Sextet of world powers - the US, Britain, Russia, China, France and Germany - in Geneva, Switzerland, in late November.
In a separate meeting with Chairman of Omans State Council Yahya bin Mahfoudh al Manthri on Thursday, Larijani condemned "divisive" measures taken by Takfiri groups in the Middle East, warning that "regional crises give breathing space to the Zionist regime [of Israel]."
Manthri also expressed satisfaction with Tehran-Muscat relations which are growing on the basis of the political, religious and geographical commonalities between the two Muslim nations.