Kanaani: JCPOA, EU energy crisis not related in any way
Iranian Ministry of Foreign Affairs' spokesperson reiterated his country's capability of being able to supply the globe's demands partially despite mounting sanctions.
On Monday, Iranian Foreign Ministry's spokesperson Nasser Kanaani conveyed a reminder to Europe of Iran's capability of satisfying part of the global demand amid inflation rises, after denying connections between the JCPOA revival talks and Europe’s energy crisis.
At a press conference, Kanaani noted that his country does not advocate the war in Ukraine and touched on the problems that Europe has been facing since the said war started, such as gas scarcity and high inflation.
According to Kanaani, Europe's struggle with energy has no relation to the negotiations on the revival of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), but he commented that “Iran is an exporter of energy and oil," noting that "Iran can definitely satisfy the demands of a part of the world.”
When asked about the delivery of Iranian arms to Russia, he said, “Our stance is crystal clear and has already been declared. We are not a party in the Ukraine war. Our relations are maintained with both Russia and Ukraine and are going on within the framework of mutual cooperation.”
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Iranian Foreign Minister Hossein Amir-Abdollahian in a meeting with a Polish diplomat on Sunday denied Iran's sale of drones and weapons to Russia for use in the war in Ukraine, stressing that the Islamic Republic of Iran "supports the political solution to the crisis in Ukraine."
Europe's energy crisis grows worse as the winter comes nearer with gas prices reaching record highs and supplies running low. This came after Russia cut natural gas supplies by 75% to the continent that the latter relied on for years to power houses and factories - Russia supplied about 40% to the EU.
Russia still provides gas through Ukraine, Turkey, and the Black Sea via the TurkStream pipeline, but a complete halt arrived earlier than anticipated.