„The European parliamentary delegation has set a precondition for visiting Iran and will not accept this prerequisite as it runs counter to our policies,“ Senior Advisor of the Iranian parliament speaker Hossein Sheikhol-Eslam told FNA on Saturday.
Sheikhol-Eslam did not say if the EU parliamentarians have cancelled the trip to Tehran, or not.
Sheikhol-Eslam had announced on Monday that a 15-member delegation of European parliamentarians would arrive in Tehran on October 27 to pay a six-day visit to the country, adding that the visit would take place at the request of the European side.
„Based on a proposal by the European Parliament for a visit to Tehran, they will travel to Tehran (for a visit) from October 27 to November 2,“ he said.
Asked if the visit would take place at Iran’s initiative, the senior advisor indicated that the European side has requested the trip.
Although the European Parliament has not declared details of the visit, sources told FNA that the European delegation will be headed by Mrs. Tarja Cronberg, the chairwoman of the European Parliament’s delegation for relations with the Islamic Republic of Iran.