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E3 should act constructively to clear path for deal: Iran

ISNA - Iranian Students' News Agency

Mon / 12 September 2022 / 13:53

Tehran (ISNA) - Pointing to the recent statement made by E3 against the Iran's peaceful nuclear program and regarding sanction removal talks, Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman stressed that this action of Europeans was an incorrect and ill-considered move which was the result of incorrect calculations made by the European side.

Speaking at a weekly press conference on Monday, Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman Nasser Kanaani advised UK, France, and Germany to take a constructive approach to the Vienna talks, make up for past mistakes, and try to clear the path for a deal.

"Iran is ready to cooperate with the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) in removing fake and unreal images regarding its peaceful nuclear activities. Tehran has always emphasized that the IAEA should fulfill its duties professionally and without regarding pressure from third parties," he added.

Regarding Zionist Regime officials' claims over providing European countries and the Agency with new documents, the Iranian spokesman declared, "The Zionist Regime has never had a constructive role in the process of the talks and its destructive role has been always clear".

"We expect every side to consider their national interests as the first priority during the talks and not to be affected by unconstructive behavior of the Zionist Regime because it has always played a destructive role in the process of sanction removal talks," he added.

With regard to an issue about whether there will be any high-level meetings between Iranian and Chinese officials on the sideline of the 22nd Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO), Kanaani told reporters, "This meeting is a good opportunity for bilateral and even multilateral meetings. As I've said before, the details of Iranian President's official trip will be announced by the Presidential Office".

"There are many issues among Iran, the People's Republic of China and Russia in bilateral fields particularly economy. Therefore, this meeting, bilateral and multilateral discussions are considered a good opportunity for the officials to create a proper atmosphere for enhancing ties in different fields," he added.

The Iranian spokesman with referring to the talks between Iran-Saudi Arabia said, "Five rounds of talks were held between the countries, and we could reach some agreements. By implementing the agreements, the next meetings will be held at the other levels. We put emphasis on constructive approaches and Iran responds to any approach properly".

The Iranian diplomat noted, "Iranian Foreign Minister has recently paid official visits to some African countries, and also some African delegations have visited Iran so far," while adding that expanding communications with Africa and using its capacities are priorities of foreign policy of 13th Iran's government.

When asked about whether there has been a new development in Iran-Egypt ties, Kanaani stated, "There has not been any new development in this case. We hope to observe the expansion of ties in the light of circumstances created. As we have said many times, we embrace expanding interactions with regional countries".

Albania claimed that the Iranian government has been blamed for a cyberattack against computer systems used by Albanian state police; however, the Iranian spokesman made it clear, "We frankly announced our own stances and we strongly reject these accusations".

He added, "We advised the Albanian administration not to sacrifice its national interests for political ends of the US, the Zionist Regime and other third parties".

Kanaani concluded, "We reject any claims both the first one and the recent one in case of cyberattacks. Our country is targeted many times by these kinds of attacks and we're aware of its consequences, so we condemn such actions".

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