FM Underlines Iran's Pursuit of Diplomatic Path to Remove Sanctions
TEHRAN (FNA)- Iranian Foreign Minister Hossein Amir Abdollahian said his country is committed to continue efforts to reach a diplomatic solution to the differences with the world powers and remove sanctions.
The Islamic Republic will pursue the diplomatic efforts with “power” and “rationality”, Amir Abdollahian wrote on his twitter page on Friday, two days after the conclusion of the latest round of talks to remove Washington’s anti-Iran sanctions.
“A realistic [approach] by the US and attainment of a long-term guarantee over Iran’s full economic benefits from the agreement can bring about a fruitful outcome at the negotiations,” he added.
Amir Abdollahian also said Iran’s top negotiator Ali Baqeri Kani will continue his logical and active approach in complete coordination with him to remove the sanctions that have been re-imposed on Tehran after Washington’s unilateral withdrawal from the multilateral accord, formally known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA).
His comments came after Iran and the US concluded two days of indirect talks, mediated by the European Union, in the Qatari capital of Doha, in an attempt to break the stalemate in reviving the JCPOA.
At the end of the talks, Iran and the EU said they would keep in touch “about the continuation of the route and the next stage of the talks”.
The talks in Doha followed seven rounds of fruitless negotiations in the Austrian capital of Vienna since April last year.
Iran’s Ambassador to the United Nations Majid Takht Ravanchi said on Thursday that Tehran will “coordinate” with the European Union on the next stage of the talks.
“Our team is ready to engage constructively to reach a deal,” Takht Ravanchi wrote on his twitter page after delivering a speech at a UN Security Council meeting.
Amir Abdollahian said on Tuesday that agreement in the new round of talks between Tehran and the world powers in Doha is possible if Washington shows resolve and pragmatism, and further underlined that Iran will not cross its redlines at all.
“I believe that if the American side is in possession of serious resolve and acts realistically, an agreement is within reach at this stage and at this round of the negotiations,” Amir Abdollahian said.
“We are serious and would, under no circumstances, cross our redlines,” which have been drawn in line with the objective of “meeting the country’s national interests to the maximum", he underlined.