Parliamentary Ties with Seoul

Parliamentary Ties with Seoul  Parliamentary Ties with Seoul

The head of the Majlis Research Center said on Sunday Iran and South Korea have close cooperation at parliamentary gatherings.       

Kazem Jalali, who is now in Seoul to help enhance parliamentary research cooperation, held talks with the deputy speaker of the National Assembly of South Korea.   

Referring to the great potential in the two parliaments, Jalali said, "Parliamentary ties between the two states have always been increasing and the two countries enjoy good cooperation at parliamentary assemblies." ICANA reported.

The head of the Majlis Research Center pointed to the peaceful nature of Iran's nuclear program and expressed hope that the ongoing nuclear talks between Iran and the P5+1 (the five permanent UN Security Council members and Germany) would have a "win-win" outcome.

Jalali touched on Iran's nuclear rights within the framework of the nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) and international law and said, "In nuclear talks, Iran has done its utmost to reach a positive result and the western countries should recognize Iran's nuclear rights."

He stated, "Iran, on the basis of its nuclear doctrine, has never taken steps toward developing a nuclear bomb."  

The member of the Majlis National Security and Foreign Policy Committee said, "The research center of the National Assembly of South Korea enjoys a high capacity based on which it has managed to hold four international parliamentary conferences."

The establishment of joint research teams can help promote parliamentary cooperation between the two countries, the lawmaker said.         

The deputy speaker of the South Korean parliament, for his part, touched on the high volume of business relations between Iran and South Korea and expressed hope that the sanctions imposed on Iran would be lifted through the resolution of the dispute between Iran and the West over Tehran's nuclear activities.