Iranian President Hasan Rouhani is on a three day visit to India. He wil stay for two days in Hyderabadm after which he will go to Delhi. Former Foreign Minister Salman Khursheed has chatted with Iranian news agency and said,”We had very good contacts with Iran and the people of Iran’. He also said that Iran has a very rich culture and great Persian poets like Hafiz are very valuable.
Khursheed described Iran as a great friend of India. He said,”When Iran was also in difficult times due to sanctions, India tried to protect Iran. Although India followed sanctions issued by the United Nations, New Delhi tried to steer away from US sanctions against Iran.”
Khursheed added,”Iran and India have a very large and important trade and business relationship. Iran supplies oil and gas to India, and the two countries have the capacity to expand these relations. A large number of Indian and Iranian students study in two countries.”
He said,“Iran has been in a very difficult position and has been trying to secure its own interests. India has good relations with all countries and has tried to prevent the differences reach an irreversible point. In this regard, India’s relations with Iran have always been important. India has always supported Iran.”