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US JCPOA choice won’t last long: Irish trade min.

Tehran, Irish Minister of State for Trade, Employment, Business, EU Digital Single Market and Data Protection Pat Breen TD said US decision on Iran Deal will not last long.

Breen made the remarks Wednesday in a meeting with Iran's Minister for Cooperatives, Labor and Social Welfare Ali Rabei on the sidelines of the 107th session of the International Labor Conference in Geneva.

Irish Foreign Minister Simon Coveney and High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Federica Mogherini are committed to Iran nuclear deal also known as Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), he said.

In the current sensitive era in which everyone needs peace, the JCPOA was a good means for development of relations, he added.

He also stressed solving problems through negotiations, expressing hope for removing sanctions from Iran.

The Irish minister described Iran as a big country, saying its infrastructures should be promoted.

Breen went on to say that Ireland exports over 80% of its products.

We are determined to increase exports to Iran, he said, adding that grounds have been prepared for broadening of mutual ties in agricultural, technical and professional fields.

Meanwhile, Rabei said in meetings with his counterparts no one agreed with the US withdrawal from Iran nuclear deal and this issue has been opposed even inside the US. People has the right to live a decent life but Trump's decision causes more poverty in the world, he added.

If it had not been for Iran's policies in Syria and Iraq, today Daesh would have threatened Europe, he said adding that US does not understand this.

Elsewhere in his remarks, Rabei referred to extremism and terrorism as products of US policies in the region.

He also pointed to new energy resources in Iran, skilled manpower and access to 400-million people market of the region as advantages enjoyed by Iran.

Rabei also pointed to possibility of having more cooperation between Iran and Ireland in trade field and in increasing interaction in oil, gas and petrochemical fields.

Source: Islamic Republic News Agency - IRNA

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