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What happened in Vienna a short pause: Khatibzadeh

ISNA - Iranian Students' News Agency

Mon / 14 March 2022 / 13:36

Tehran (ISNA) - Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman Saeed Khatibzadeh stressed that what happened in Vienna is a short pause.

Speaking at a weekly press conference on Monday, Khatibzadeh said that the Vienna talks can resume and the agreement would be reached as soon as the US makes the necessary decisions.

He dded that the current US administration has every day shown a different act in the negotiations and thinks it could deprive Iran of its national interests by bringing up issues like the deadlines.

Answering a question about the US deadline for Moscow to reclaim its demands to the talks, Khatibzadeh said that the US is not yet a party to the deal since it has withdrawn from the deal in 2018 and cannot decide such issues.

"The date for returning to the talks will be announced by the EU coordinator Enrique Mora and Josep Borrell," Khatibzadeh noted.

Khatibzadeh also announced that Iranian Foreign Minister Hossein Amir-Abdollahian will travel to Russia on Tuesday.

Elsewhere in his remarks, the spokesman said that the exact date for fifth round of negotiations between Iran and Saudi Arabia has not been finalized yet and it will be announced whenever the two sides agree on a date.

Pointing to the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) recent move to target Zionists' center of plot in Iraq, Khatibzadeh emphasized that Iran will never tolerate existence of a center of plotting on its borders.

"It is not acceptable that one of our neighbors which has deep interaction and relation with Iran became a center for creating threats for the Islamic Republic," he underlined.

The spokesman went on to say that Zionist regime of Israel has repeatedly created insecurity from the Iraqi soil.

"Iran has, in many instances, noticed that the Iraqi government should not letting its borders turn into borders of insecurity for Iran," Khatibzadeh said, adding that the Zionist regime activities in the region is under Iran's complete and careful observation.

"Islamic Republic of Iran expects the Iraqi government to end this situation once and forever," Khatibzadeh noted.

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