Tehran (IP) – Iran’s foreign minister has rejected Europe’s interference in Islamic Republic’s internal affairs and noted that the country has one of the most robust democracies in West Asia.

Iran PressIran News: Hossein Amir-Abdollahian made the remarks in a phone call with his Spanish counterpart José Manuel Albares Bueno on Thursday.

The Iranian foreign minister slammed Western states for their move to push for the removal of Iran from the UN Commission on the Status of Women earlier in December. He pointed out that the measure indicates efforts to annul chances of talks.

Noting that Iran has one of the strongest democracies in West Asia, he said it is unacceptable for the Islamic Republic that Europe views issues in a one-sided way and continues to interfere in Iran’s affairs.

Amir-Abdollahian also felicitated the Spanish government and nation on the New Year, wishing 2023 to be a year filled with peace and stability for all people worldwide.

José Manuel Albares Bueno, for his part, expressed his views and congratulated Iranians on the New Year.

He said Madrid would make efforts to continue negotiations and develop ties with Iran.


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