Amir-Abdollahian: Tehran working for sustainable Vienna agreement
Iranian Foreign Minister and his Qatari counterpart discuss developments in the Vienna negotiations, and Iran confirms its efforts to reach a sustainable agreement.
Iranian Foreign Minister Hossein Amir-Abdollahian held Saturday a phone conversation with his Qatari counterpart Mohammad bin Abdul Rahman Al Thani, in which he criticized the United States for complexing the Vienna negotiations with new issues.
Amir-Abdollahian affirmed that Tehran is seriously working in order to have a good, strong, and sustainable agreement in Vienna.
For his part, the Qatari Foreign Minister stressed the importance of the Qatari-Iranian relations and the positive outcomes of Iran's President Ebrahim Raisi's recent visit to Doha, pointing out that Iran and all sides part of the Vienna talks are putting important efforts to reach an agreement on restoring the 2015 Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA).
A few days ago, Amir-Abdollahian stated that "if realism rules over the behavior of all parties, we are still close to reaching a good and strong agreement," adding that "there are no logical justifications for some of the new demands from the United States."
On Friday, the advisor to the Iranian negotiating delegation in Vienna, Mohammad Marandi, confirmed that the US refuses so far to lift all sanctions imposed on Iran.
In an interview for Al Mayadeen, Marandi indicated that the American response to Iranian demands was delayed, noting that the hijacking of Iranian oil tankers is considered unacceptable to Iran.