Iran’s Deputy Foreign Minister for Legal and International Affairs Seyyed Abbas Araghchi has said on Wednesday that the only way to revive the 2015 Iran nuclear deal is that the United States should lift its illegal sanctions against Iran.
Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister Seyyed Abbas Araqchi expressed “serious concern” about the presence of Takfiri terrorist groups in the Nagorno-Karabakh region – the scene of recent deadly clashes between Armenia and Azerbaijan.
Iran’s Deputy Foreign Minister for Political Affairs Abbas Araqchi and visiting Director-General of the Middle East at the Indian Ministry of External Affairs J.P. Singh discussed major regional and international developments including Iran’s nuclear deal officially known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA).
The Iranian deputy foreign minister said Iran can resume its nuclear obligations “swiftly and easily” once the United States meaningfully lifts its sanctions against the Islamic Republic, adding, however, that everything depends on Washington.
Foreign ministers of the remaining members of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action will hold an unofficial online meeting on December 21, it was announced at the end of the 17th Joint Commission of the JCPOA which was held through videoconference on Wednesday.
Iran’s deputy foreign minister and the foreign minister of Afghanistan discussed major bilateral issues, particularly conclusion of a comprehensive long-term cooperation agreement between Tehran and Kabul, in a meeting on Sunday.
Deputy Foreign Minister for Political Affairs Abbas Araqchi reiterated Iran’s support for Afghanistan in separate meetings in Kabul with his Afghan counterpart Mirwais Nab and the National Security Adviser Hamdullah Mohib on Saturday.
An Iranian deputy foreign minister elaborated on a prisoner swap that resulted in the release of three Iranian nationals jailed in Thailand in exchange for an Australian convict Kylie Moore-Gilbert after intensive tripartite diplomatic arrangements.
Tehran dismissed as baseless rumors on a change in transit routes linking Iran to Armenia and Azerbaijan after a cease-fire agreement over Nagorno-Karabakh region reached between Iran’s two neighboring countries.
Iran's Deputy Foreign Minister Abbas Araqchi and the UN Secretary-General's Special Representative for Afghanistan Deborah Lyons discussed the latest developments in the Asian country which has been facing rise in terrorist attacks in recent months.