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Friendship between Iran, Italy deep-rooted in traditional parliamentary ties
TEHRAN, Jun. 15 (MNA) – President of the Chamber of Deputies of the Parliament of the Italian Republic Roberto Fico said that friendship between Islamic Republic of Iran and Italy stems from traditional parliamentary ties.In a message on Monday, he congratulated his Iranian counterpart Mohammad Bagher Ghalibaf's election, saying friendship between Iran and Italy is deep-rooted in traditional parliamentary relations.Italian Parliament speaker pointed to the spread of the coronavirus global pandemic, COVID-19, and said, “both countries are fighting against the dire consequences of the andemic.”Ghalibaf's election indicates Iran's determination for passing crisis and returning to the normal conditions. He reiterated, “I am confident that cooperation between Iranian and Italian parliaments will be expanded by taking advantages of valuable situations and holding bilateral talks on issues of mutual concerns.” ...
‘Italy still eager for trade with Iran’
TEHRAN - Chairman of Iran-Italy Joint Chamber of Commerce Ahmad Pourfallah has said that despite the U.S. sanctions Italian companies are still willing to engage in trade with Iran, IRNA reported on Sunday. According to Pourfallah, despite the U.S. pressures, small and medium-sized Italian enterprises have not cut their ties with Iran and Italy still holds the first place among Iran’s European trade partners. “In the post-sanctions era when the sanctions were removed from Iran’s economy, over 1000 business firms and more than 300 companies from Italy came to Iran,” Pourfallah stated. He noted that Italian companies are still looking to find ways to continue their economic ties with Iran, adding that every month four or five Italian companies visit Iran to hold trade talks. “The two sides had on the agenda to boost their mutual trade to $13 billion,” Pourfallah said. Mentioning the negative impact of the U.S. sanctions in the trade turnover between...
Risk of EU breaking up is 'real', European Council President admits
The risk of the EU breaking up is “real” and negotiations of the UK’s future membership remain “very fragile”, the President of the European Council has admitted. Speaking ahead of the crucial summit on 18 February in which David Cameron will try to successfully renegotiate the terms of Britain’s membership, Donald Tusk warned that talks have reached a “critical moment”. If Mr Cameron is able to secure the backing of other EU leaders at the summit in Brussels for his demands to renegotiate the terms of Britain’s membership. If he clinches a deal, he will call an immediate Cabinet meeting on 19 February, after which Eurosceptic ministers such as Iain Duncan Smith would be free to join the “Brexit” campaign – sparking the beginning of the EU referendum battle in earnest The potential timetable – leading to an in-out referendum in late June – emerged as David Cameron embarked on a last-minute flurry of diplomatic...