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US directly responsible for prolongation of Vienna talks: Iran FM

ISNA - Iranian Students' News Agency

Mon / 4 April 2022 / 12:11

Tehran (ISNA) - Omani Foreign Minister Badr bin Hamas Albusaidi and Iranian Foreign Minister Hossein Amir Abdollahian have in a telephone conversation held talks over some bilateral, regional and international issues of mutual interest including the Yemen ceasefire and also the Vienna talks.

The top Omani diplomat congratulated the Iranian government and people on the beginning of the holy month of Ramadan and welcomed the truce in Yemen. Albusaidi thanked Iran's role and efforts in this regard and expressed hope that the ceasefire will lay the necessary groundwork for talks between Yemeni factions and the reopening of the country's borders.

Amir Abdollahian also congratulated his Omani counterpart and also Oman's government and people on the beginning of the holy month of Ramadan during the phone conversation, expressing hope that the ceasefire in Yemen will hold. The Iranian foreign minister further appreciated Oman's constructive role in this regard.

He said, "Now what is important is the removal of the Saudi-led siege of Yemen in line with the continuation of the truce. Currently, sending relief aid to the people of Yemen is of paramount importance too."

Amir Abdollahian then spoke about the Vienna talks. He condemned the US's move to impose new sanctions on some Iranian individuals and companies and underlined that the Islamic Republic of Iran is ready for a good and lasting deal but the US side is directly responsible for the prolongation of the talks up until now because it is making excessive demands.

The foreign ministers of Iran and Oman agreed to continue their consultations over issues that are on the agenda of both countries.

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