About Civil.ge
Eng | Geo | Rus
Last updated: 19:47 - 30 Jun.'15
 
RSS
Mobile
Twitter
Facebook
Saakashvili: Brazil, Turkey-brokered Iranian Deal is Breakthrough
Civil Georgia, Tbilisi / 17 May.'10 / 23:53

President Saakashvili said on May 17 that an agreement, mediated by Brazil and Turkey, to send low-enriched uranium to Turkey in exchange for receiving nuclear fuel for an Iranian nuclear reactor was "a diplomatic victory" and "a matter of survival" for the small countries of the region.

President Saakashvili was speaking, while standing alongside with Turkish PM Recep Tayyip Erdogan in Georgia's Black Sea town of Batumi, where Erdogan arrived on Monday evening after talks in Tehran and Baku.

Saakashvili described the Turkish PM's contribution to the Iranian nuclear deal as "a diplomatic heroism, which will go down in history." 

"We were worried; our fate depends on how things surrounding the Iranian nuclear program will develop," Saakashvili said.

"This is a matter of death and life for small countries; this is a matter of survival. It has been a hopeless situation for years. Today Brazilian President [Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva] - who has conveyed his regards to me and I conveyed mines to him - and PM Erdogan, who has been stating throughout all these months that there was a chance to negotiate and usually his [optimism] was not shared, arrived in Tehran and actually saved [the deal] on Iranian nuclear program."

"This is a real diplomatic breakthrough and a great diplomatic victory for Iran, Europe, the United States and the world and for the entire region, for Turkey and of course for Georgia... This is peace for Iran and for the entire region and for Georgia as well," Saakashvili said.

Meanwhile, the English-language Tehran Times reported that President Saakashvili invited Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad to visit Tbilisi. According this report the invitation was extended on May 14, when Iran's new ambassador in Tbilisi, Majid Saber, submitted his credentials to President Saakashvili. No immediate confirmation was available from the Georgian President's administration of this report on May 17.

Latest News
30 Jun.'15 19:47
Parliament Human Rights Committee Supports Repealing Imprisonment for Marijuana Use
The proposal has yet to be discussed by the Parliament.
30 Jun.'15 17:08
May GDP Growth 2.1% - Preliminary Data
Economy grew 2.5% y/y in the first five months of this year, according to Geostat.
30 Jun.'15 14:25
Turkmenistan’s President to Visit Georgia
Berdymukhamedov will meet his Georgian counterpart and PM during the visit on July 2-3.
30 Jun.'15 12:51
Betsson Buys Georgian Gambling Firm Europe-Bet
Purchase price is $50m with additional $35m payable after a year if gambling regulations remain unchanged.
30 Jun.'15 10:37
Georgian, Belarus FMs Meet in Minsk
Beruchashvili and Makei met on the sideline of an informal EaP foreign ministerial meeting.
29 Jun.'15 20:58
Georgian Railway Cuts Domestic and Export Dry Freight Rates
The Georgian state railway monopoly said that rates will go down by 20% from July 1.
29 Jun.'15 17:19
GFF Says ‘Flaws Fixed’, UEFA Super Cup Tickets to Go on Sale for Georgia on Jun.30
24,000 tickets will be available for online sale locally for football fans in Georgia, according to GFF.
29 Jun.'15 14:36
PM Comments on Controversial Banking Supervision Bill
If vetoed by the president, GD parliamentary majority will override it, Garibashvili said.
29 Jun.'15 13:43
PM Reiterates Support for Constitutional Ban of Same-Sex Marriage
“I have not changed my opinion; I still maintain the same opinion and always will,” he said.
28 Jun.'15 21:34
Head of Georgian Church: U.S. Supreme Court’s Gay Marriage Ruling ‘Big Mistake’
“There are cases when people and states legalize illegality,” Patriarch Ilia II said.

About Civil Georgia
Civil.Ge © 2001-2013, Daily News Online
Registered office: 2 Dolidze Str, 4-th Floor.
58