Amirabdollahian: France is Willing to Strengthen Ties with Iran
The Iranian Foreign Minister Hossein Amirabdollahian has held talks with Jean-Yves Le Drian.
Iran's Foreign Minister Hossein Amirabdollahian revealed on Monday that France has indicated a desire to enhance its relations with Iran.
In a tweet, Amirabdollahian confirmed he met with his French counterpart Jean-Yves Le Drian, and criticized the European Troika's failures at implementing their promises. During the meeting, Le Drian expressed willingness to strengthen relations with Iran.
Entretien constructif & tourné vers l'avenir à NY avec M. Le Drian. J'ai vivement critiqué l'inaction d’UE-3: 🇬🇧 🇫🇷 🇩🇪. Paris a annoncé son sérieux à revoir & développer les relations. J’ai accueilli & dit: La nouvelle adm. en 🇮🇷 est pragmatique & notre critère est votre action. pic.twitter.com/knXPRjJi9Q— H.Amirabdollahian امیرعبداللهیان (@Amirabdolahian) September 27, 2021
Earlier this month, during a phone call with Le Drian, Abdollahian emphasized the need for Europe and the US to return to the nuclear agreement.
While Le Drian called for a hasty return to the negotiations, Amirabdollahian renewed Iran's opinion that Washington is responsible for its withdrawal from the agreement.
The Foreign Minister recently confirmed Iran's intentions to return to the nuclear negotiations "very soon."
Amirabdollahian met with several European officials, led by the High Representative of the EU for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, Josep Borrell, who stressed that the new Iranian government will not link the internal economy to the nuclear agreement. He called on Washington to adhere to its commitments under the nuclear agreement and UNSC resolution 2231.