Iranian FM slams West's unconstructive stances over recent riots
Iran's FM says some European officials proved that they seek "partisan objectives" rather than their countries' national interests.
Iran's Foreign Minister Hossein Amir-Abdollahian slammed on Friday some Western countries' unconstructive stances against Tehran over the recent riots.
In a phone conversation with his Spanish counterpart Jose Manuel Albares, the Iranian Foreign Minister said some European officials proved in recent days that they are after their "partisan objectives rather than the national interests of their country."
Regarding the Vienna talks to restore the 2015 nuclear deal, the top Iranian diplomat reiterated that "we always welcome interaction with Europe."
"This is while the three countries of Germany, France, and England have since 2018 not been able to implement the nuclear agreement, which was an international obligation, after the imposition of sanctions by the Trump administration," he added.
Amir-Abdollahian also pointed to the historical relations between Iran and Spain, welcoming the further expansion of Tehran-Madrid ties, and expressing his appreciation for Spain's stance in condemning the recent terrorist attack in Shiraz.
On his part, the Spanish Foreign Minister expressed Spain's sympathy with the Iranian nation and government.
Albares also described the relations between Iran and Spain as "historic" and stressed the need for dialogue, calling for putting efforts to secure the release of two Spanish citizens arrested during recent riots.
On Friday Amir-Abdollahian considered that by opposing the United Nations Charter, some Western governments are inciting violence by abusing Iran's peaceful demands and turning them into riots.
This comes after the Iranian High Council for Human Rights criticized Western countries and international human rights organizations for turning a blind eye to the recent terrorist attack that targeted the Shah-e-Cheragh shrine in Shiraz, which left 15 martyrs.
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