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In August, 2009, Spanish First Deputy Prime Minister Maria Teresa Fernandez de la Vega announced that Spain would take the “consensus position” of the European Union on the question the Augustinauguration of Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad. The first deputy stated that Spain would consult with its EU partners before choosing to offer a message of congratulations to the Iranianpresident.[1]

As a part of the European Union, Spain supports all the UN sanctions on Iran’s nuclear program, but has been less willing to impose further sanctions by the EU. [2] Instead, it has supportedmore diplomatic engagement with the Islamic Republic and has publicly supported Iran’s right to a peaceful nuclear program under the protection of IAEA safeguards. [3] In February 2009, Greece,Cyprus, Spain, Austria, and Sweden have also opposed a list of additional stricter sanctions proposed by Germany, France, and the United Kingdom. [4]

Oil and gas trade account for much of the economiccooperation between Spain and Iran.[5] In September 20 2007, an Iranian member of parliament, Hossein Afarideh, told IRNA that Spanish companies were ready to cooperate with Iran to develop itscivilian nuclear program and energy generation within the framework of International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) regulations; such cooperation would entail technical support and personnel training for apeaceful nuclear program. In January 2008, Figa Lopez, Spain’s Deputy Foreign Minister, referred to Tehran-Madrid cooperation as "positive", especially in economic relations. She also said that Spain’sprivate sector hopes to make further investment in Iran.[6] Nuclear power plants account for 20 percent of Spain's electrical needs.

During a July 2009 telephone conversation with Iranian ForeignMinister Manouchehr Mottaki, Spanish Foreign Minister Miguel Angel Moratinos said, referring to June post-election instability in Iran, that "Europe, without interfering in Iran's affairs, calls for...
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