Aug 24, 2020 14:26 Asia/Tehran [Updated: Sep 08, 2020 11:01 Asia/Tehran]

Tehran (IP)- The Parliament Speaker Mohammad Bagher Ghalibaf said today President Trump realized that the maximum pressures against Iran have not been effective, and if there were not Martyr Soleimani, ISIS would have reached the heart of Europe.

Iran PressIran news: Mohammad Bagher Ghalibaf, met this morning (Monday, August 24) with the Swiss Ambassador to Tehran, Markus Leitner, who also represents the interests of the United States in Iran.

Ghalibaf said: "Although European countries are under the pressure of the United States, they must pursue an independent policy."

He added: "Switzerland's position is an exception due to its independent and neutral policies. In addition to expanding relations with Asia, we are interested in developing economic relations with independent European countries."

Referring to the historical and friendly relations between the two countries and the need to expand economic relations between Iran and Switzerland, the spokesman said: "Creating a financial channel between Switzerland and Iran is a good initiative, but we should try to increase the volume of economic relations through this channel on health, food, and other fields."

Pointing out that the United States is putting pressure on the Iranian people by imposing oppressive sanctions, he added: "The US thought that with the pressures it could create national problems in Iran, which is a false notion."

"There is real democracy in Iran. In the elections, it is the Iranian people who decide which path to take," the speaker concluded.

"We have a coherent, trust-based policy on bilateral relations between Iran and Switzerland," said the Swiss ambassador.

Markus Leitner continued by pointing to the need to expand comprehensive cooperation: "The Swiss financial channel is ready and active, and part of it has been implemented, and we also believe that the function of this financial channel should be developed."

Referring to the visit of a Swiss parliamentary delegation to Tehran, the ambassador added: "We want to develop cooperation and parliamentary relations between Iran and Switzerland."


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