Tehran, March 5, 2014 (IRNA) Parliament Speaker Ali Larijani warned on Wednesday against genocide of Muslims in Central African Republic.
He made the remarks in a meeting with Speaker of South African Parliament Siasi Sulu. Larijani asked the African countries to help end the violence there. In the meantime, he referred to the nuclear negotiations between Iran and G5+1 including US, UK, Russia, China, France plus Germany and said the nuclear dispute can be resolved through negotiation.
"Nuclear arms have no place in Irans defense doctrine; the western governments should know that they can not pressure Iran by sanctions to give up the rights enshrined by Non-Proliferation Treaty." Larijani underlined that Iran is committed to continue with its nuclear program for peaceful purposes. On the humanitarian crisis in Syria, Larijani said that the Syrian crisis has no military solution and presence of foreign fighters and professional terrorists have complicated the situation in Syria."
Larijani called for expansion of ties between Tehran and Pretoria in all fields, especially in the field of petrochemical industry and oil and mining. Larijani welcomed the presence of South African investors in Iran. "Iran and South Africa enjoy vast potentials for bolstering economic ties."
The South Africa parliament speaker for his part welcomed expansion of relations between the two countries. "South Africa and Iran have common views towards various international issues including Palestine.""Pretoria is willing to use Irans experience in all fields and supports Irans nuclear program for peaceful purposes."