Diplomatic Dialogs

“I Hope the Judiciary of Iran Brings Flight 752’s Case to a Final Stop and Closes the Book,” Underlines Ukrainian Deputy FM.

In response to the assassination of Gen. Qasem Soleimani, the IRGC-Quds Force Commander by the Americans in Baghdad, the IRGC rained missiles on Al Asad Airbase, which belonged to the US, at 1:20 A.M., January 8, 2020. In a tension-hit atmosphere that came afterwards and just when most airlines stopped their flights over the skies of Iran and Iraq due to the rising military tensions, Flight 752 of Ukraine International Airline left Imam Khomeini Airport at 6:12 (local time) heading off to Kiev. A few minutes later, the plane, along with 176 passengers and crew members, was shot by the air defense system of Iran which marked the death of ... Read More »

“The late Mr. Hashemi Rafsanjani had a very broad views of expanding ties between the two countries as well as, in a larger scale, between Iran and Central Asia and Caucasus,” Says Kyrgyz Ambassador to Iran

Following the demise of the former Soviet Union, Iran was amongst the first countries to recognize the national independence and sovereignty of Kyrgyzstan; the bilateral diplomatic relations between Kyrgyzstan and Iran were established on May 10, 1992. Over the past twenty seven years, existing cultural commonalities have driven the two countries to a better knowledge of each other, and since the beginning of this journey Avazbek Abdurazakov has been a diplomat to make every effort imaginable. In an interview with the Ambassador of the Kyrgyz Republic, we went over the developments in the relations between the two countries as he told us about his first visit to Iran in 1993, ... Read More »

“Iraq Is the Only Country Who Holds friendly Ties with all Other Countries in the Region,” States Iraqi Ambassador to Iran.

Dr. Saad Jawad Kindeel believes the relations between Iran and Iraq own deep roots and that Iraq can play a pivotal role in reducing tensions in the Middle East. The Iraqi Ambassador reckons that a war between Iran and the US could leave scarring impacts on his country and the two countries need to stay away from further tensions. A chance was given to us to look into the economic flows between Tehran and Baghdad amidst a storm of US sanctions against Iran, the integration of Popular Mobilization Forces into the Iraqi Army, and the hunches that repeatedly come from the western media in an interview with the Ambassador of ... Read More »

“Portugal is Considering the Possibility of Becoming a Shareholder of INSTEX,” underlines João Côrte-Real.

Following the increase in the US sanctions and under the current circumstances, the I. R. Iran is working to create an environment to continue trades through INSTEX, established by France, Germany and the UK – better known as E3, by enhancing cooperation with countries like Portugal. The Portuguese Ambassador does support INSTEX and stresses that his country’s authorities are seeing to the matter to determine if Portugal can be a shareholder of this financial mechanism or not. Read More »

“Apitourism is Unique to Slovenia,” Says Slovenian Ambassador.

Following up on a three-year diplomatic trend, Slovenia managed to register May 20 at the UN as the World Bee Day and make it a point where the preservation and protection of pollinators, bees in particular, win the attention of various countries. On celebrating so, we found the opportunity to conduct an interview with the Ambassador of Slovenia to Iran on the importance of beekeeping and efficient use of bee products in a thorough manner which you may find below. Read More »

“Latvia supports the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA),” Believes Pēteris Kārlis Elferts.

Pēteris Kārlis Elferts

Pēteris Kārlis Elferts was born and raised in Seattle, the state of Washington in the US and began his career at the Foreign Ministry of the Republic of Latvia in 1999. He has served in various posts such as Special Assignments Ambassador on the Renewal of Iraq, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Latvia to the Permanent Representation to the Council of Europe and Adviser to two Latvian Prime Ministers. In May 2018 he submitted his credentials to President Rouhani as Accredited Ambassador of the Republic of Latvia to Iran, residing in Ankara, Turkey.  Read More »

“It Is Certainly Our Intention to Have an Embassy in Tehran,” Believes Brendan Ward.

Mr. Brendan Ward joined the diplomatic service of the Republic of Ireland in 1985 and after he finished his law studies in Trinity College, the University of Dublin. He had diplomatic postings at the Irish Embassy in Beijing, Buenos Aires and Cairo and also served as Political Adviser to the first EU Monitor Mission in the former Yugoslavia in the 1990s and has served at Ireland’s Permanent Mission to the OSCE in Vienna. In February, 2015, he began his journey as Ambassador to Ankara and as of August, 2015 and after delivering his credentials to President Rouhani, he continued his mission as Accredited Ambassador of the Republic of Ireland to ... Read More »

Vika Mazwi Khumalo, “South Africa-Iran Ties Shall Remain Strong and Continuous.”

The re-imposition of the US sanctions has been followed by the stall of crude oil import from Iran to South Africa and its continuation has challenged the future plans of the new South African Ambassador to Iran. Such trend happens in spite of the fact that he believes by focusing on economic potentials in common, there could be new horizons in the economic sections between the two countries which can led to their continuous cooperation. Read More »