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No decision made on deleting IAEA camera data: Khatibzadeh

ISNA - Iranian Students' News Agency

Mon / 28 June 2021 / 13:59

Tehran (ISNA) – Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman Saeed Khatibzadeh stressed that no decision has yet been made on whether to delete the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) camera data.

Speaking at a weekly press conference on Monday, Khatibzadeh answered a question about the Vienna talks and the discussion of a technical agreement with the Agency and said, "Parliament's law on the obligations and duties of the government is crystal clear and we have moved forward in this framework".

"No new decision has yet been made on the subject of the technical agreement with the Agency, whether to continue or not, as well as the deletion of information," he added.

"Regarding Vienna talks, negotiations have reached a point where all parties must make their own decisions. We have made the decisions we should have made and we are waiting for the other parties, including the United States, to make their decisions," the spokesman noted.

Regarding the latest developments in Afghanistan and Iran's official stance toward Taliban, Khatibzadeh said, "The Islamic Republic of Iran is closely monitoring situation in Afghanistan at the highest levels of security and politics and we are holding talks with different parties of Afghanistan".

"What is important to us is preservation of Afghanistan's territorial integrity, national unity, the rights of minorities and achievements which Afghan people have made over the past two decades. We believe that the genuine intra-Afghan dialogue is the only solution for Afghanistan. We have always said that we are ready to facilitate talks," he emphasized.

"The Taliban are not all Afghanistan. They are part of Afghanistan and part of the government and the future solution of Afghanistan. What is important to us is establishment of an inclusive government including all the genuine Afghan groups and achieving a peaceful and lasting solution in Afghanistan," Khatibzadeh also stated.

"The security of the Islamic Republic of Iran and Afghanistan is very closely linked," the spokesman added.

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