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IRNA - Islamic Republic News Agency

Iran FM stresses national interests in Vienna talks

IRNA - Islamic Republic News Agency

Mar 2, 2022

Tehran, IRNA -- Iranian Foreign Minister Hossein Amirabdollahian on Wednesday underlined the necessity of resolving the remaining issues in the ongoing talks in Vienna between Iran and the five world powers, noting that Iran's interests, including the economic ones, have to be preserved.

Amirabdollahian made the remarks during a phone call with his Chinese counterpart Wang Yi.

The Iranian foreign minister referred to the advances in the Vienna talks, and said that some important issues are still remaining while stressing the need to protect the Iranian national interests.

He, meantime, said that Tehran has so far offered many initiatives to resolve the remaining issues.

"Reaching an agreement requires a political will and determination, as well as a realistic view on the part of the Western parties," Amirabdollahian added.

The Chinese Foreign Minister, for his part, referred to the close relationship between the two sides in the Vienna talks, and said that through the coordination and joint efforts, many achievements have been made so far.

He expressed hope that by maintaining the current trend and the interaction of the negotiating parties, an agreement could be reached in Vienna.

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