Tehran will not recognize Kosovo

Wed, 04/11/2012 - 19:15 -- MRS

Iran will adhere to its decision not to recognize independence of Kosovo, Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister Ramin Mehmanparast said in Belgrade. The stand of Tehran on this issue is very clear and Iran is thereby giving its support to stability and safety in the region, he said. Stability and safety in Serbia guarantees the same for the Balkans and, eventually, for the whole of Europe, he emphasized. He added that Iran supported the Belgrade-Pristina dialogue as it believes that the international law can channel the burning issues in the best manner possible. He assessed relations between Iran and Serbia as very good, adding that economic cooperation should be improved further.