0722 GMT October 23, 2019
Head of the Center for Strategic Research of Iran's Expediency Council Ali Akbar Velayati said that Iran’s Foreign Ministry will pursue measures taken by the ministry over US non-compliance with last year’s nuclear agreement clinched between Tehran and P5+1 group of countries – Russia, China, Britain, France, the US and Germany.
“An Iranian delegation will pursue the case while in New York to participate in the upcoming United Nations General Assembly's annual session," Velayati told reporters after a meeting with India’s Minister of State for External Affairs Mubashir Javed Akbar in Tehran on Sunday.
Velayati added that “We should differentiate between behaviors of the members of P5+1 group”, emphasizing that the behaviors of Russia, China and France were different from other countries involved in the nuclear talks.
Velayati then touched upon his meeting with the Indian official, saying that Tehran and India enjoy friendly ties.
The Iranian official added that the two countries have great potential to improve relations in different sectors including the economy, culture, transit and transportation.
He stressed the importance of strengthening multilateral cooperation among Iran, India and Afghanistan in various fields.
On terrorism, he said Iran and India can play a prominent role in the fight against terrorism and extremism in the region.
“With regard to regional issues, particularly the campaign against extremism and terrorist movements in the region, the two sides can devise and implement good plans given their experience, and the outcome of such cooperation will definitely be positive for stability in this region,” Velayati said.
The Indian official said terrorism and extremism are dangerous not only for the region but the entire world, and urged a serious campaign against them.
Akbar expressed his country’s willingness to boost relations with Iran given the two sides’ deep-rooted and amicable ties.