EU may open a diplomatic mission in Iran

Tarja Cronberg, the head of the European parliament's Iran delegation and a member of the foreign affairs committee and the security and defence subcommittee, says the European Union should open a diplomatic mission in Iran.


According to her, the recent negotiations with Iran over its nuclear programme have progressed positively and should form the basis for a deepening of EU relations with the Islamic Republic.


"It is vital that the EU steps up its diplomacy towards Iran and goes beyond the nuclear talks. The best way to do this would be to establish a dialogue on human rights and to set up an EU representation in Iran," Cronberg is quoted as saying.