Pointing to a recent resolution by the European Parliament against Iran, the Majlis speaker Ali Larijani said "The diplomatic arena is no place for political bad-manneredness, nor one for roguery or botch. Diplomatics are used for better relations. There is nothing to retaliation. There is no pride in talking lowly things or talking arrogantly, it rather shows wretchedness.”
"The European Parliament resolution is in fact no more than a political statement. A propaganda outlook prevails over the resolution both in terms of how it has been composed and regarding the symbolic stature of the EP with no executive exertion. They tried through a bombastic tone to impose on themselves the negative austerity of idiocy. There is some hallucinatory tone in this composition-like text,” Larijani further stated.
He also pointed to controversial visits paid by European politicians to activists inside Iran and said "The Ministry of Foreign Affairs would simply have to guide the good-mannered European officials interested in meetings so that they would observe political conduct and act within the regulations of the Islamic Republic. May their deep-thinkers whose voice is heard now and there ponder mutual interests and know that the fear of absurdity can be healed with effective relations not with boldness. Along the attention they paid to the EU’s independent stance they may at least show signs that would eradicate distrust.”