Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi: Iran is against the war
Commenting on the situation in Ukraine, Iran's president says Ukrainians "have fallen victim to the evil policies of the United States."
Commenting on the recent situation in Ukraine, Iran's President Ebrahim Raisi said Sunday that “The Islamic Republic of Iran is against the war."
During a cabinet meeting, Raisi stressed "Every day when the war ends sooner, it benefits nations and reduces the dangers, harms, and problems of the people."
The Iranian president indicated that similar to the people of Yemen and Iraq, Ukrainians "have fallen victim to the evil policies of the United States."
In regard to the latest developments on the Vienna talks, Raisi affirmed that the "The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the negotiating team are pursuing the negotiations, but the government has not tied anything to the negotiations, and will not do so," assuring that the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) does not affect Iran's foreign policy.
"The secret of the government's success in the last six months has been that it has pursued all matters, including issues related to foreign policy and banking and oil, seriously and has not delayed any of them for an agreement to be reached," the president highlighted, according to his official website.
The Vienna talks between Iran and the remaining JCPOA parties began in April 2021 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 will not accept anything less than the complete removal of all US sanctions in a verifiable manner. It also wants assurances that Washington will not withdraw from the agreement again.