In Japan, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Islamic Republic of Iran Mohammad Javad Zarif met with the country’s parliamentary friendship group on Wednesday.
In this meeting the two sides stressed efforts to boost bilateral cooperation.
The head of the Japan-Iran parliamentary friendship group Masahiko Kōmura pointing to Iran’s nuclear activities said "There is no doubt in the peaceful use of the nuclear energy. Iran has abided by its obligations after the Geneva agreement. reaching the final agreement in the Iran-P5+1 talks will be favorable to Japan’s national interests. Japan will do its part in helping reach the final agreement.”
Expressing agreement by the Japanese economic entities to reenter the Iranian market he said "A new atmosphere has opened up and everyone must try to continue and expand it.”
For his part Zarif said "The Islamic Republic of Iran maintains that if there is sincere goodwill there is a solution to the alks.”
"A group over in the States think that sanctions are going to bear fruit. That is why they follow the ‘greater pressure’ policy. But what they may have to do is to take lesson from its futility proved in the past.”
The Iranian Foreign Minister also stated that one of the fields for the two countries to share efforts is the nuclear section and said "According to the Geneva agreement cooperation will be possible, so nuclear security and electricity can be included in the two countries’ cooperation program.”
Zarif also maintained that Iran is willing to start cooperation with Japan in the environment and green industry sections.