May 03, 2022 20:59 UTC
  •  Iran will observe its red lines, continue diplomacy to reach final deal in Vienna talks: FM

Foreign Minister Hossein Amir-Abdollahian has once again reiterated the country’s firm determination to reach a final agreement with the P4+1 group of countries, emphasizing, however, that Tehran will, at the same time, continue to observe its red lines.

“In addition to political initiatives, the Islamic Republic of Iran has repeatedly shown in practice the will required to reach a good, strong and lasting agreement in the course of the sanctions removal negotiations” in Vienna, Amir-Abdollahian said in a phone call with Irish Foreign Minister Simon Coveney on Tuesday.

The top Iranian diplomat pointed to Coveney’s visit to Tehran in February and hailed his “constructive” efforts to help pave the way for a final deal between Iran and the five remaining parties to the 2015 deal, officially known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA).

“Now, it is the American side that must move to correct [former US president Donald] Trump’s unlawful behavior through a realistic approach and to take steps in the direction of political initiatives,” Amir-Abdollahian said.

Diplomatic solutions promote lasting security: Amir-Abdollahian

Elsewhere in the phone call, Amir-Abdollahian also pointed to the ongoing crisis in Ukraine and said he has so far conveyed the messages of the Ukrainian foreign minister to his Russian counterpart two times.

“We oppose war and displacement of humans in Ukraine, Yemen, Palestine, Afghanistan and other parts of the world and believe that political solutions must be found to achieve lasting peace and security,” the Iranian foreign minister added.

'Ireland will spare no effort to help Iran, P4+1 reach deal'

The Irish foreign minister, for his part, said his country would spare no efforts to reduce international tensions and help Iran and the P4+1 group of countries reach a final agreement.

Coveney commended Iran’s political initiatives in the course of the Vienna talks and stressed the importance of reaching a good agreement that meets the demands of Tehran and all the negotiating parties.

He also expressed concern over increasing international tensions caused by the ongoing war in Ukraine.

The Iranian and Irish foreign ministers also discussed ways to promote bilateral relations and consultations.