Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei received visiting Austrian President Heinz Fischer in Tehran on Tuesday evening where he slammed some European countries for illogically obeying the US in its hostile approach towards Iran, reported CINVU.
The Iranian Leader, however, lauded Vienna for not showing blind obedience to the US policies, and said, 'of course Austria is not among those countries and it is needed that the two countries' officials to plan and follow up the matters in a bid to strengthen their relations.' The Iranian Leader blasted the European states' support for Washington's hostility towards Iran, and said, 'The compliance of certain European countries' with the United States' hostile policies towards Iran is illogical.' The Iranian Leader underlined that importance of planning for strengthening the two countries' relations and in response to President Fischer's question about the future Iran-EU relations said that there have been talks by the European governments about resumption of ties, but one has to wait and see the practical nature of such talks.
Ayatollah Khamenei also pointed to the measures and corruption of the diversionary currents that is taking place in the region in the name of Islam, and said, 'Islam is not what these currents are introducing, but Islamic is based on a solid logic, faith and ration.
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani was also present at the meeting.
The Austrian president, for his part, thanked the Iranians for their hospitality and described his meeting with Iranian officials as good and constructive, and said, 'We should work on issues and talks in order to achieve further agreement. President Fischer expressed his pleasure in the Iranian Leader's positive outlook towards Austria, and said, 'My talks with President Rouhani were good and we are optimistic towards the future.' 'A new opportunity has now been created for mutual cooperation,' he added.
.The Austrian president, meantime, voiced his satisfaction in the nuclear agreement reached between Iran and the Group 5+1 (the US, Russia, China, France and Britain plus Germany) in Vienna on July 14
.Fischer arrived in Tehran on Monday, heading a 240-member delegation, at the invitation of his Iranian counterpart in a bid to discuss ways to improve relations between Vienna and Tehran