Iranian FM: Indirect messages exchanged between Iran, US in New York
The Qatari Foreign Minister tells his Iranian counterpart that the US hopes the exchange of indirect messages leads to a return to the nuclear agreement.
The Iranian Foreign Ministry said Sunday that Iranian Foreign Minister Hossein Amir-Abdollahian held a phone conversation with his Qatari counterpart Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Al Thani during which they discussed negotiations to lift the illegal sanctions imposed on Tehran.
In a statement, the Iranian Ministry said that Al Thani confirmed that the US side hopes that the exchange of indirect messages leads to a return to the nuclear agreement.
On his part, Amir-Abdollahian assured his Qatari counterpart that Iran is after a good, strong, and sustainable agreement in a serious manner, pointing out that things are on the right track, noting that the way the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) is continuing to cooperate is yet another development.
He indicated that taking advantage of the opportunity to be in New York, more messages were exchanged between Washington and Tehran through a mediator to bring the negotiating views closer.
Iranian FM: Determined to reach good deal, US turn to show readiness
It is noteworthy that on Thursday, Amir-Abdollahian revealed that some of his counterparts tried to convey messages from the United States to Iran and vice versa over the past months, among whom was the Iraqi Foreign Minister Fuad Hussein who carried a message from the US to Iran.
In an interview for the Iranian news agency IRNA, the Iranian Foreign Minister said the US side talks about goodwill but what matters most for Iran is translating this goodwill on the ground.
Amir-Abdollahian stressed that Tehran is determined to reach a good, strong, and sustainable deal and will spare no effort in this regard, adding that it is now Washington's turn to show whether it is courageous enough to take the necessary decisions.
He indicated that Iran has been negotiating to ensure the removal of sanctions in order for the country to benefit from the economic interests of the 2015 nuclear deal.
On the other hand, a senior US State Department official said in late September that efforts to revive the 2015 Iranian nuclear deal have reached a dead end, due to Iran's insistence on closing the IAEA's investigations into its nuclear activities.
It is noteworthy that in mid-September, Mohammad Eslami, the head of the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran (AEOI) indicated that the Israeli occupation is the source of the accusations launched by the IAEA against Iran.
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