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Opposition: EU warned Saakashvili against contacts with Iran

2010-06-11 11:50

Georgian opposition stated that in the course of Saakashvili's visit to Paris Mikheil Saakashvili, the President of Georgia, received a clear warning against contacts with Iran.


"According to my information, Saakashvili received quite a strict warning from the EU in this regard," said Salome Zourabishavili, the ex-Foreign Minister, the pro-opposition Way of Georgia leader - the VZGLYAD.

"Saakashvili was explained that in case he wants lighter relations with the EU, it must not be contrary to policy of the organisation in our region," she said.

She added that in case everything goes just as planned and Georgia and Iran agree on visa-free regime, it will be contrary to sanctions of the EU and entire world against, in particular, Iran.

In end May the press secretary of the foreign ministry of Iran, Ramin Mehman-Farast stated the visa-free regime would be activated in 3 months.

In his turn, ambassador of Tehran to Georgia noted the negotiations on opening a consular office in Batumi were going on.


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