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Russia not obstacle on way of reaching agreement in Vienna: Iran FM

ISNA - Iranian Students' News Agency

Tue / 15 March 2022 / 16:20

Tehran (ISNA) - Iranian Foreign Minister Hossein Amir-Abdollahian stressed that Russia isn't an obstacle on the way of reaching n agreement in Vienna.

He made the remarks at a joint press conference with Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov in Moscow on Tuesday.

"There is no link between current developments in Ukraine and nuclear talks in Vienna," Amir-Abdollahian emphasized.

"If we agree with the American side on some of the remaining issues, which are considered to be Iran's main red lines, we will reach a final agreement in Vienna. Russia will stand by Iran's side until the end of nuclear talks and continue to play a very positive and constructive role," he added.

Amir-Abdollahian further blamed the US for hindering the talks by making new excessive demands just before writing the agreement, expressing hope that "We hope that the American side will stop making excessive demands in the near future and that we will be able to announce a good and lasting agreement in the near future with the support of all parties involved in the Vienna talks."

He added, "The pause in the negotiations can pave the way for resolving the remaining issues and the final return of all parties to their commitments as per the JCPOA".

Regarding Ukraine crisis, the top Iranian diplomat said that Tehran opposes war and wants a political and diplomatic solution to the issue.

He also announced that he had invited Lavrov to visit Iran soon.

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