The Minister of Foreign Affairs Paolo Gentiloni received today at the Farnesina Iran's Secretary of the High Council for Human Rights, Mohammad Javad Larijani. The Iranian top official was in Rome to attend the third edition of the Italy- Iran Seminar on the "Protection of human rights in criminal justice systems," organised by the International Institute of Higher Studies in Criminal Sciences (ISISC) in collaboration with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation - MAECI.
During the meeting, Minister Gentiloni reaffirmed that Italy is against the death penalty and recalled the international campaign which has been going on for years now asking for a moratorium. Minister Gentiloni said he hoped the Iranian system would evolve along this line, also in compliance with what was envisaged by the international conventions Iran ratified.
Minister Gentiloni confirmed that Italy continues to support Iran in its commitment to fully implement the nuclear deal it agreed to, highlighting the positive dynamics it could set in motion at the regional and global level.
Moreover, Minister Gentiloni underlined that the Italian government is determined to strengthen Italy's role as a privileged economic and trade partner of Tehran, hoping that Iran will press ahead with the reforms it has started.