Hiatus in Vienna talks based on consensus: Khatibzadeh
ISNA - Iranian Students' News Agency
Sun / 19 December 2021 / 14:23
Tehran (ISNA) - Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman, Saeed Khatibzadeh stressed that contrary to the Western side's claim about Iran's call for a hiatus in negotiations, the three European parties to the P4+1 group and other members of the group are fully aware that the timetable was fixed following a consensus among all parties and in consideration of the holidays of the European sides on the occasion of Christmas and the New Year.
He made the remarks in response to a question by journalists about false comments and fabrications by the diplomats of the three European parties to the P4+1 group regarding the timetable of the return of delegations during this round of talks.
Khatibazadeh noted that it is not the first time the Western parties resort to distortion of truth and spreading misinformation.
He also emphasized that the European troika may have sought, through this unfounded claim, to make up for their request for premature return to their capitals during the previous round of talks.
The Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman concluded his comments by saying that the European countries should show seriousness and determination to advance the talks instead of insisting on a threadbare and futile blame-game.
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