Amir-Abdollahian: If the US behaves realistically, an agreement can be reached
The Iranian Foreign Minister points out the importance of relations with China.
In a phone call with the Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi, Iranian Foreign Minister Hossein Amir- Abdollahian stressed that if the US acts realistically, a good and lasting agreement will be reached with all parties in the Vienna nuclear negotiations.
This comes as nearly all Republican US senators said Monday they would not back a new nuclear deal between Iran and the P4+1.
49 out of 50 Republican senators underscored that their party opposed any attempts to revive the 2015 nuclear agreement with Tehran as the world fears an imminent collapse of the talks in the Austrian capital.
During the call, they discussed bilateral relations and regional and international issues of common interest.
The Iranian FM highlighted the importance of relations with China, describing its approach in the Vienna talks as constructive, stressing the development of these relations, considering them one of the main priorities in foreign policy under Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi.
Amir-Abdollahian referred to his meeting with Russian FM Sergey Lavrov, and commenting on the meeting, said the foreign ministers exchanged views of various concerns, adding that Moscow confirmed playing a constructive role in the negotiations, supporting the lifting of sanctions imposed on Iran.
He declared his readiness to participate in the ministerial-level meeting of Afghanistan's Neighbors held in China.
The Chinese FM called the developing relations between China and Iran very important and declared China's support in the Vienna talks and to remove sanctions on Tehran.
The Vienna Talks between Iran and the remaining JCPOA parties began in April on the assumption that the US, under the Joe Biden administration, is willing to reverse the so-called maximum pressure policy pursued by former President Donald Trump against Tehran.
Iran has stated that it would not accept anything less than the complete removal of all US sanctions in a verifiable manner. It also wants assurances that Washington would not withdraw from the agreement again.
A few days ago, EU Foreign Policy Chief Josep Borrell announced the suspension of the Vienna nuclear talks, while Iranian sources reported that there were still "two or three issues" that still needed to be resolved.
The European official also claimed that the parties to the talks had reached a deal, while Iranian sources refuted these claims.