Â Iceland’s Foreign Minister Ingibjorg Solrun Gisladottir voiced her country’s support for the current cooperation between Iran and the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA).Gisladottir made the remarks in a meeting with her Iranian counterpart Manouchehr Mottaki on the sidelines of the 62nd UN General Assembly meeting in New York.
During the meeting, Mottaki briefed the other side about the latest developments in Iran’s nuclear issue and the recent agreement between Iran and the IAEA to resolve the differences and answer the questions about Tehran’s past nuclear activities, and reminded that none of the reports by the UN nuclear watchdog on Iran’s nuclear programs has ever made a mention about Iran’s diversion from peaceful to non-peaceful means.
For her part, Gisladottir reiterated her country’s support for Iran-IAEA cooperation, and said that increased transparency by Iran plays an effective role in ending suspicions, “and we believe that this cooperation is useful.”
She further briefed the Iranian top diplomat about her country’s economic conditions, and stressed the need for the expansion of Iran-Iceland economic cooperation, in the tourism sector in particular.
To conclude the meeting, the two sides agreed to exchange visits to accelerate development of bilateral ties.