Aug 06, 2022 16:51 UTC
  • US needs to take 'realistic' approach to Iran's constructive proposals: FM

Foreign Minister Hossein Amir-Abdollahian says the United States should pursue a "realistic" approach to the Islamic Republic's constructive proposals to help Iran and the P4+1 group of countries reach a final agreement on the revival of the 2015 nuclear deal.

In a phone conversation with Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi on Saturday, Amir-Abdollahian said the Iranian negotiating team is making serious efforts to reach a "durable and strong" agreement to revive the landmark nuclear deal, officially known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), which was unilaterally abandoned by the US in May 2018.

He said on Friday that the negotiators would rigorously observe the country’s red lines during the ongoing JCPOA revival talks in Vienna.

Amir-Abdollahian added that Iran's right to enjoy the economic benefits of the JCPOA and the country’s right to safeguarding its peaceful nuclear capability, technology, and knowhow are other important issues that would be observed in the Vienna negotiations.

Elsewhere in the phone call, Amir-Abdollahian pointed to the latest developments in Southeast Asia and criticized the US policy towards Beijing.

The top diplomat reiterated the country's support for the One China policy as a legal commitment and an attempt to promote regional stability.

In a tweet on Wednesday, Amir-Abdollahian berated the United States for its breach of China’s territorial integrity, in the wake of US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's whirlwind two-day visit to Chinese Taipei in defiance of repeated warnings from Beijing.

“Respect for countries’ territorial integrity is among the recognized fundamentals of the international law,” the top diplomat wrote. “Within this framework, the Islamic Republic’s support for the ‘One China' principle is indubitable.”

Iran adopts 'wise' stance in Vienna talks: China FM

The Chinese foreign minister, for his part, said Iran has a logical and wise stance in the Vienna talks.

He added that China supports the continuation of the JCPOA revival talks and expressed hope that the path of diplomacy would lead to a final agreement.

The Chinese FM also commended Iran's stance on the importance of preserving China's territorial integrity and said the international community is mainly opposed to the US interference in the internal affairs of countries.

The top Chinese diplomat stressed the importance of holding constant and close consultations among the Iranian and Chinese officials.

The Iranian and Chinese foreign ministers also exchanged views about bilateral, regional, and international issues and ways to boost trade and economic relations.