Chief of the Iranian Judiciary’s Human Rights Council Mohammad Javad Larijani expressed the country’s readiness to help Italy in fight against terrorism.
Larijani made the remarks in a meeting with President of the Italian Senate Pietro Grasso in Rome on Wednesday, IRNA reported.
He voiced Tehran’s support for an inclusive and global fight against terrorism, dismissing as “unconstructive” any move to classify terrorists as “good and bad”.
Larijani also welcomed the idea of mutual cooperation in battling terrorism through the exchange of intelligence, saying such close ties could spread to the war on drugs as well.
The Iranian official arrived in the Italian capital on Tuesday to participate at the third round of talks on judicial and human rights issues between the two countries.
Larijani described Tehran-Rome relations as historical and the new round of talks as a good indication of interaction between the two countries in that area.
Hailing Iran-Italy human rights talks for focusing on serious and specialized topics without any prejudices, Larijani said Iranian judges have managed to provide Italians with first-hand judicial experiences via these talks.
He further hoped that the two capitals would strengthen bilateral cooperation given to the new atmosphere created after the last year nuclear deal clinched between Iran and P5+1 group of countries.
Grasso said his country highly respects Iran and is determined to develop ties with Tehran in all fields.
Describing terrorism as a serious threat to the Europe, the Italian official noted that cooperation with Iran would be effective in fight against the phenomenon.
The human rights negotiations between Iran and Italy began two years ago. In November 2014, a conference was held on Italy’s Sicily island, titled “Protection of Human Rights in Iran and Italy’s Criminal Justice System”.
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