News ID: 315717
Published: 0321 GMT August 24, 2021

Raeisi’s FM pick: Iran welcomes constructive talks

Raeisi’s FM pick: Iran welcomes constructive talks
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Hossein Amir-Abdollahian (L), president’s nominee for foreign minister, greets Japan’s visiting Foreign Minister Toshimitsu Motegi in Tehran on August 23, 2021.

Iran favors constructive negotiations providing that the other sides honor their commitments and avoid wasting time, said the president’s nominee for foreign minister.

Hossein Amir-Abdollahian made the remark in a meeting with Japan’s visiting Foreign Minister Toshimitsu Motegi in Tehran on Monday, referring to the Vienna talks over the revival of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), Tasnim News Agency reported.

The JCPOA was signed between Iran and six major world powers, namely the US, Britain, France, Germany, Russia and China in July 2015. The deal, however, was ditched by former US president Donald Trump in 2018 in spite of Iran’s full compliance with its contractual obligations.

Since April, the remaining signatories to the JCPOA have been holding face-to-face talks in the Austrian capital aiming to bring the US back to compliance and revive the deal.

“The Islamic Republic of Iran welcomes constructive talks coupled with tangible outcomes resulting from honoring all commitments and avoiding a waste of time,” the proposed foreign minister noted.

He highlighted the new Iranian administration’s focus on the development of economic ties with Asian countries, saying the current level of trade interactions between Iran and Japan does not match their potential.

Amir-Abdollahian also expressed hope that adoption of new initiatives would lead to the expansion of cooperation between Tehran and Tokyo in various fields.

The Japanese foreign minister said his country attaches significance to boosting relations with Iran as a major country in the Middle East.

Motegi also reiterated Japan’s support for the JCPOA, calling for commitment to the international deal by all parties.

 

 

 

 

   
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