TEHRAN, Feb. 4 (Xinhua) -- Visiting Pakistani National Assembly Speaker Fahmida Mirza said Islamabad is against sanctions on Iran over its nuclear issue, the semi-official Fars news agency reported Thursday.
"Pakistan is against any kinds of sanctions against Iran and believes that Iran's nuclear disputes should be resolved peacefully and through dialogue," Mirza said in a meeting with her Iranian counterpart Ali Larijani on Wednesday.
According to local Mehr news agency, in an another meeting with Iran's President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad on Thursday, Mirza said " Pakistan supports Iran's independence and progress in all the areas, especially in utilizing peaceful nuclear energy."
"Pakistan has refused to agree with the decisions and resolutions of International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) against Iran," Mirza was quoted as saying.
The Pakistani speaker, who arrived in Iran on Wednesday, is to hold talks with Iran's Foreign Minister Manouchehr Mottaki and other officials during her four-day stay, according to Mehr.