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US should abandon its imagination of employing any leverage in Vienna talks: Iran

ISNA - Iranian Students' News Agency

Mon / 13 June 2022 / 14:41

Tehran (ISNA) - Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman Saeed Khatibzadeh declared that the Pakistani Foreign Minister would pay an official visit to Tehran on Tuesday, while adding that the President of Turkmenistan would travel to Iran soon and the President of the National Assembly of Armenia would head to Tehran this week as well.

In the light of the Director General of the International Atomic Energy Agency Rafael Grossi's recent trip to the occupied territories, Khatibzadeh told reporters, "We're facing a rebellious regime in the region more than seven decades, and this regime, involved with the terrorism, has been showing rebellious, lawless and aggressive behavior".

"The Director General of the International Atomic Energy Agency has met wrong people in the wrong place and at the wrong moment, and he has damaged the credibility of the Agency by his move," he added.

Regarding the anti-Iran resolution issued by the Agency, the Iranian spokesman said, "Issuing such a resolution was a political move and it was designed in a way to disrupt the relations between Iran and the Agency".

When asked about Grossi's trip to Tehran and whether Iran accepts such a trip, the Iranian spokesman stated, "The interactions between Iran and the Agency are continuing in the technical framework. Every trip should be based on a particular agenda. In fact, if he wants to travel to Iran as the Director General of IAEA, this trip should be based on a particular agenda, but if he wants to visit Iran as a tourist, he can do that".

Speaking at a weekly press conference on Monday, Khatibzadeh told reporters, "Iranian Foreign Minister Hossein Amir-Abdollahian paid an official visit to India last week and during the visit, he met the Indian authorities. Also, he visited Iranians and merchants in New Delhi, Hyderabad and Mumbai. Moreover, some agreements were signed between the officials of both countries, and during this visit, regional diplomatic issues were pursued as well".

Elsewhere in his remarks, Khatibzadeh noted that Iran's foreign minister would pay an official visit to some African countries soon, while adding, "The Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation Sergey Lavrov will travel to Iran and we'll announce the exact time later".

Regarding the Vienna talks, Khatibzadeh stated, "The agreement would be accessible and possible right now if America followed two things. First, the US should abandon its imagination of employing any leverage in the process of the talks. Secondly, America should fulfill its promises based on the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) and the UN Security Council Resolution 2231. If such things happen, we can go to Vienna tomorrow to reach the agreement".

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