Iran Reiterates Seriousness About Strong, Lasting Deal
TEHRAN (FNA)- Iranian Foreign Minister Hossein Amir Abdollahian underlined his country’s interest in clinching a strong and lasting agreement with the world powers, but said it all depends on the US seriousness and flexibility.
Amir Abdollahian made the remarks in a phone conversation with his Oman counterpart Sayyid Badr Albusaidi on Monday night.
He reiterated the seriousness of the Islamic Republic of Iran to achieve an "enduring and strong" agreement.
Amir Abdollahian said that constructive negotiations depend on seriousness, initiative and flexibility on the American side.
Albusaidi, for his part, spelled out his country's views regarding the need to reach a conclusion and a final agreement in the negotiations.
He said Oman has always supported fulfilling Iran's legitimate demands.
On the eve of the Doha talks between Iran and the world powers, the Iranian foreign minister said Oman had also proposed to host negotiations on the removal of the sanctions.
Iran’s lead negotiator Ali Baqeri Kani said on Sunday that he is in contact with EU Deputy Foreign Policy Chief Enrique Mora to decide the time and place of the next round of talks between Tehran and powers.
Baqeri Kani said that he was in contact with Mora to finalize the time and venue of new talks after a previous round ended inconclusively in Doha, Qatar.
“The continuation of the talks is based on an understanding between us and the opposite side, specifically Mr. Mora,” he added.
Baqeri Kani said Iran would respond negatively to any demands beyond the scope of conventional international law.
“When the opposing side sees that Iran accepts no harm at all to the Iranian nation’s rights, it will develop the mentality that any demand beyond conventional international law would be met with a ‘no’ response,” he said.
Mora coordinated the indirect negotiations between Iran and the US in Doha in late June aimed at resolving the differences hindering the revival of the 2015 nuclear deal, officially known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan Of Action, JCPOA.
Since last April, several rounds of negotiations between Iran and the remaining parties to the nuclear deal — France, Britain, Germany, Russia and China — had been held in the Austrian capital, Vienna, but major differences had kept the sides from reaching an agreement.
The talks have hit a deadlock over Washington’s failure to take political decisions on a range of issues, mainly an effective removal of the sanctions it has imposed on the Islamic Republic and the provision of guarantees that it won’t violate the multilateral agreement again.