Nuclear Talks a Model for Conflict Resolution

Nuclear Talks a Model for Conflict Resolution Nuclear Talks a Model for Conflict Resolution

The talks which resulted in the recent nuclear agreement between Iran and major powers set a standard for the resolution of other global crises through political means instead of resorting to force and adopting military measures, said the secretary of the Supreme National Security Council.

"The nuclear negotiations are an example for all countries to replace violence and conflict with diplomacy and choose to respect the rights of independent countries," said Ali Shamkhani in a meeting with Brazilian Foreign Minister Mauro Vieira in Tehran on Sunday, IRNA reported.

After about two years of negotiations, Iran and world powers reached an agreement on Tehran's nuclear program in Vienna on July 14.

Shamkhani said Iran's high priority is to expand relations with countries like Brazil which did not collaborate with the West in the imposition of "illegal" and "cruel" sanctions on Tehran, noting that the ground is now prepared for enhancing bilateral relations.

The senior official praised Brazil for remaining impartial toward Iran's nuclear case and playing a constructive role over the course of negotiations.  

On the ongoing crises in Yemen, Syria and Iraq, he said Iran is working closely with the "friendly" states to help restore peace and stability to the countries and assist their people in "determining their own fate."

"Unfortunately the United Nations Security Council is under the influence of world powers and adopts double standards toward international peace and security."

Shamkhani stressed that fighting terrorism and extremism demands "effective" and "sincere" cooperation among countries.

He also hailed the decision by Brazil to take in Syrian refugees.

The Brazilian minister said it is a top priority for the South American country to contribute to efforts aimed at settling international crises, including the conflict in Syria. "We believe military measures would only exacerbate the Syria crisis and the best way to address the problem is [to find] a political solution based on the will of the Syrians."

Referring to Tehran's "positive" and "proactive" approach to the nuclear talks, he said thanks to the "new atmosphere" created by the Vienna agreement, Tehran-Brasilia ties could develop rapidly in technical, industrial and economic domains.

The top Brazilian diplomat pointed to the vast untapped potential for collaboration between the two sides, especially in the field of nuclear energy and said Brazil is ready to hold technical discussions on the issue.