Many Foreign Deals Unaffected by UN Restrictions

Many Foreign Deals Unaffected by UN Restrictions Many Foreign Deals Unaffected by UN Restrictions

Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said many countries have economic transactions with Iran which do not go against UN restrictions on the country.    

In a joint press conference with his Tanzanian counterpart Bernard Membe in Dar es Salaam on Thursday, Zarif said, "Many countries have dynamic economic relations with Iran which are not affected by UN restrictions," IRNA reported.

He expressed hope that exchange of delegations would pave the way for using economic capacities to the benefit of the two states.

The foreign minister said Iran has been backing African nations since the 1979 Islamic Revolution, adding, "Our joint efforts have been aimed at dealing with terrorism and extremism," among other issues.

He touched on his meetings with Tanzanian officials and expressed hope that bilateral discussions would help promote cooperation in cultural, economic and political areas.

The diplomat said, "Our common challenges require us to form a coalition against the hegemonic system (in the world)."

The Tanzanian foreign minister, for his part, said, "We cooperate with Iran on expansion of investment opportunities in various fields of agriculture and energy."

Membe added, "I held discussions with Mr. Zarif on bilateral relations and other issues, such as Iran's nuclear negotiations (with the major powers)."

In their meeting before the press conference, the two ministers conferred on bilateral relations and the latest regional and international developments.

Zarif ended his tour of four African countries on Thursday afternoon.