October 1st, 2013

Once Iran’s nuclear issue resolved, Hungary can develop ties, says foreign minister

The mood has changed towards Iran and once a solution is found to the country’s nuclear programme, it could offer Hungary great potential to develop ties and boost exports, the Hungarian foreign minister told MTI in New York, after addressing the UN General Assembly’s session on Monday.

“If issues surrounding Iran’s nuclear programme in fact become resolved, Hungary’s starting position [for developing ties] will make a difference,” Janos Martonyi said.

He said that Hungary, while observing international sanctions, has maintained ties with Iran, noting that about 1,000 Iranians study at Hungarian universities and despite international sanctions, Hungary exports to Iran.

“We have traditionally good relations with Iran and I believe there will be great opportunities opening up for Hungary to export there in the future,” Martonyi said, noting that he held talks with his Iranian counterpart, Mohammad-Javad Zarif, on Monday.

Martonyi said he had held meetings with leaders and representatives of Jewish organisations including the north-American chapter of the World Jewish Congress, the Anti-Defamation League, B’nai B’rith International, the Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organisations and the National Conference on Soviet Jewry.

Martonyi said he as a routine always meets American Jewish organisations whenever he attends the UN General Assembly sessions.

“I think it is important that the largest Jewish community of Central Europe lives in Hungary and we hope they feel, despite their anxieties, increasingly secure,” the foreign minister said.

He also called it important that around 200,000 Hungarian-speaking or Hungarian-origin people live in Israel, a large part of whom hold Hungarian citizenship and will most probably cast their votes, similarly to other Hungarians elsewhere in the world, at Hungary’s next general elections in 2014.

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  • Leto مؤدّب

    Yes, please resolve Iran’s nuclear issue as soon as possible, that is let Irán do their nuclear bomb test as soon as possible, so that the US and Israel would back down on attacking Iran at last!

    • MagyarViking

      Yes, the world really need some more of these situations:
      http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-24280831

      “In the early hours of the morning, the Soviet Union’s early-warning systems detected an incoming missile strike from the United States. Computer readouts suggested several missiles had been launched. The protocol for the Soviet military would have been to retaliate with a nuclear attack of its own.

      But duty officer Stanislav Petrov – whose job it was to register apparent enemy missile launches – decided not to report them to his superiors, and instead dismissed them as a false alarm”

      “This was a breach of his instructions, a dereliction of duty. The safe thing to do would have been to pass the responsibility on, to refer up”, as ‘leto’ undoubtedly would have done…so God save the world from the Fidesz A-bomb, that will be next on Whorban’s wishlist after winning the 2014 election

      • Hungarian

        I give max 20 years for the Jews in north Africa.
        They really pissed off the region and technology does not wait for the Jews to back down….

        • Hungarian (real)

          ToiLeto, are you now posting under the name Hungarian as well?

          • Hungarian

            Start counting Ben Ferengi:)
            You gonna eat what you have cooked in your kibbutz.

            How many big cities you got?:)

    • Hungarian

      ToiLeto, can’t wait to make friends with toilet countries? Just because of your affinity for a litter box you are working on making your own country one as well? Isn’t that selfish?

      • Hungarian

        Israel is the biggest toilet country with a fucked up immigration control.
        I wonder if Bajnai having his first trip there after becoming PM was investigated on the Jewish airport like everyone else.

        What a democracy Israel is.
        A Jew with a sub machine gun stopped me on the street asking for my passport.

        Whiteman complex?!

    • Hungarian

      i wonder which two Jews have voted you down.
      They must love war and the ultimate closure it yields, the complete destruction of jewshit-stan:)

  • justanobservation

    “He also called it important that around 200,000 Hungarian-speaking or
    Hungarian-origin people live in Israel, a large part of whom hold
    Hungarian citizenship and will most probably cast their votes, similarly
    to other Hungarians elsewhere in the world, at Hungary’s next general
    elections in 2014.”

    So in other words, the fidesz government has to tread lightly because if it offends the Hungarian Jews in Israel with regards to its support for Iran, they might not feel so inclined to vote for fidesz in the next election? Pathetic!

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