Romania Voices Strong Support for Iran's NUCLEAR Rights

TEHRAN (FNA)- A senior Romanian Foreign Ministry official voiced his country's strong support for Iran's right of access to the civilian nuclear technology, and said Bucharest is highly interested in bolstering ties and cooperation with Tehran. 

A statement released by the Foreign Ministry's Information and Press Bureau on Tuesday said that the issue was raised during a meeting between Romanian Foreign Ministry's Director-General Gheorghe Magrow and Deputy Iranian Foreign Minister for European Affairs Ali Ahani.At the meeting, the two seniordiplomats discussed bilateral ties and exchanged views over regional and international issues.The Romanian diplomat noted the two countries' age-old relations, and reiterated Bucharest's eagerness for developing and strengthening cooperation with Tehran.He further voiced support for Iran's right to use nuclear energy for peaceful purposes, and expressed optimism about the future round of talks between Iran and the Group 5+1 (the five permanent UN Security Council members plus Germany) in Istanbul, Turkey, in January.Senior negotiators from Iran and six world powers attended three sessions on December 6-7 in a new round of multifaceted talks in Geneva, Switzerland.The two sides agreed at the end of their third session to hold the next round of talks in Istanbul late in January.Diplomatic sources said after the talks that the next round of negotiations will be aimed at "talks for cooperation" and "finding common grounds for cooperation".