TEHRAN, Mar. 04, 2014 (Press TV) An Iranian lawmaker has slammed world powers double standards on the use of nuclear energy, warning that the proliferation of nuclear weapons will stoke global insecurity.
"The Islamic Republic of Iran believes in nuclear disarmament and regards the proliferation of nuclear weapons as a cause of growing insecurity and a threat to global peace," First Deputy Speaker of Irans Majlis Mohammad Hassan Aboutorabi-Fard said on Tuesday. He made the remarks in a meeting with the Chairwoman of Legislation and Judiciary Committee of the National Assembly of the Republic of Korea Park Young-sun in Tehran. boutorabi-Fard pointed to stable relations between Iran and South Korea, expressing hope that the two countries will build on the determination of their officials to further enhance reciprocal ties.
The top Iranian legislator added that the two countries can forge closer energy cooperation in the coming years. "The issue of energy security is very important and the Islamic Republic of Iran has ideas in this field," he added. The Korean official, for her part, expressed hoped that the two countries would witness a considerable rise in trade and economic exchanges after sanctions against Iran over its nuclear energy program are lifted as soon as possible.
Iran and the five permanent members of the UN Security Council - Russia, China, France, Britain and the US - plus Germany signed an interim nuclear deal in Geneva, Switzerland, on November 24, 2013. Under the Geneva agreement, the six countries agreed to provide Iran with some sanctions relief in exchange for Tehran agreeing to limit certain aspects of its nuclear activities during a six-month period.