Iran Pursues Interaction With Int’l Community

Iran Pursues Interaction With Int’l Community  Iran Pursues Interaction With Int’l Community

The Leader of Islamic Revolution says Tehran pursues the logical policy of developing cooperation with other nations.

Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei made the statement in a meeting with Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban in Tehran on Tuesday, according to

He referred to numerous grounds for interaction and cooperation between the two countries and said, "The Hungarian government's declared policy of 'shift toward Asia' is a right policy that can result in enhanced cooperation."

Ayatollah Khamenei described as inappropriate the low level of economic and non-economic relations between Iran and Hungary and said, "The Iranian nation has no unpleasant memory of Hungary and since your accompanying delegation stands at a good level, we hope that in the light of determination [on the part of Iran and Hungary], this trip could serve as a prelude to enhanced cooperation."

The Leader said the Islamic Republic follows the logic of cooperation with all nations, adding, "Of course, there are exceptions [to this rule] for specific reasons, but save for those specific cases, we respond to honest sentiments and policies with honest sentiments."

Expressing agreement with the Hungarian prime minister's remarks about the necessity of mutual understanding between nations and governments as a basis for collaboration, Ayatollah Khamenei said, "A principled design and structure must be created for economic, scientific, cultural and educational exchanges and cooperation."

He stated that most enmities and grudges stem from lack of correct mutual understanding.

"Today, under the atmosphere of propaganda that dominates the world, realities are portrayed upside down and the hazy atmosphere is to the detriment of humanity and mankind," he said.

Ayatollah Khamenei mentioned extensive propaganda campaign against the 1979 Islamic Revolution over the past four decades as another example of the hypocritical approach taken by global propaganda machines in dealing with realities.

"Dialogue and reciprocal visits between thinkers and scholars" will be in favor of the reality and help elucidate it and "for this reason, we agree with such exchanges".

 Potential for Improved Hungary Ties

The Hungarian prime minister expressed satisfaction with his trip to Iran and said, "I have come to Iran with a large business and economic delegation to bolster bilateral relations, and I believe that there are plenty of potentialities for cooperation between the two countries."

Referring to the necessity of "strengthening the structure of [bilateral] cooperation", Orban said "mutual understanding" is the basis and foundation of lasting cooperation, and given the prominent and respected standing of Iran in global equations, "we hope to create opportunities for bilateral cooperation at different levels."