May 03, 2022 12:59 UTC
  • FM says Vienna talks not paused; US has understood Tehran's red lines

Foreign Minister Hossein Amir-Abdollahian says negotiations on the revival of the 2015 Iran deal have not been paused, stressing that Tehran and Washington are in indirect correspondence to reach an agreement on removing the anti-Iran sanctions.

“The Vienna talks have not been paused, but they continue in another process to remove the unilateral sanctions imposed on us and through the exchange of written messages with the Americans through the EU representative,” Amir-Abdollahian told Yemen’s Arabic-language al-Masirah television network on Tuesday.

He underlined that Iran’s objective in the talks is to reach a “strong” and “permanent” agreement.

“We urged the American side to be realistic,” he said. “Removing sanctions in all areas and receiving economic guarantees are among the most important items on our negotiating team’s agenda.”

The chief Iranian diplomat also said he believes the Americans have perfectly understood Iran’s red lines.

He added, “We will continue the dialog. As soon as an agreement is about to be reached, our representative in the negotiations will make the final changes to the agreement.”