Iran, Syria Issue Joint Communique on Finding a Diplomatic Solution to the Iranian Nuclear Issue

July 19, 2007

Weapon Program: 

  • Nuclear

Iranian and Syrian governments in a joint communique issued on Thursday said Iran's nuclear issue should be solved through diplomatic channels and negotiations with no strings attached.

The statement was released here while the two countries' presidents were discussing bilateral ties and affairs of common interest.

The joint document underlines the inalienable rights of NPT member states for peaceful use of atomic energy.

Both sides announced that discrimination towards developing countries in this respect is not acceptable and accordingly related decisions and policies of NPT members should be fully respected.

The communique also said that both sides believe that the peaceful activities of Iranian nuclear plants should be considered and discussed in the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA).

Underscored the need for eliminating weapons of mass distruction in the Middle East, Iran and Syria warned of the danger of the Zionist regime's nuclear arsenal for the region and called for immediate action by international bodies to foil this threat.

Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, invited by his Syrian counterpart, arrived here Thursday evening heading a high ranking delegation for a one-day official visit.