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Australia to continue interaction with Iran

Tehran, Director General of Australian Foreign Ministry's Multilateral Policies Justin Lee says that the current conditions surrounding the JCPOA have created problems for multilateral exchanges but the Australian government will keep up its interaction with Iran.

In a meeting with Chairman of Iran-Australia Parliamentary Friendship Group Mahmoud Sadeqi to mark the 50th anniversary of the two countries' diplomatic ties, he criticized the US violation of the Iran nuclear deal. He also said both countries boast of numerous capacities for promoting communications which should be used optimally.

Lee also stressed keeping up dialogues between Iran and Australia over human rights and women's conditions as well as helping vulnerable strata.

Sadeqi, for his part, stressed significance of boosting long-standing and growing ties between the two countries, saying that they have always had permanent political, economic and cultural relations.

Establishment of parliamentary friendship group in Iranian and Australian parliaments will contribute a lot to developig friendly ties, he said.

Referring to US President Donald Trump's abnormal behaviors, he said that violation of different international treaties by the US reveals its disrespect and will jeopardize international peace and security.

The Tehran MP also appreciated Melbourne's alignment with the European states and not following US policies.

Source: Islamic Republic News Agency - IRNA

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