Oct 23, 2018 14:01 UTC
  • Iran\'s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif addressing the Parliament members
    Iran\'s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif addressing the Parliament members

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif underlined efforts by Europe, India, China and Russia to help Tehran nullify the US sanctions, saying that the Americans will fail to achieve their desirable objectives with regard to Tehran.

"The Americans believe that they can lead Iran's economy towards collapse through economic pressures but it is a void imagination," Zarif was quoted as saying by Rapporteur of the Iranian Parliament's presiding board Behrouz Ne’mati, in a meeting with lawmakers in Tehran on Tuesday.

Ne’mati referred to Zarif's comments about talks with the European countries to decrease the pressure of sanctions on Iran, and said, "Europe has promised to resolve the issue of financial mechanisms on November 4 (the start of the US new sanctions) and of course, India, China and Russia have promised to cooperate in this regard."

The European Union as one of the parties to the 2015 nuclear deal with Iran has been trying to save the agreement after the US withdrawal.

A senior Iranian legislator announced earlier this month that the EU which favored good ties with Iran and maintenance of the 2015 nuclear deal would present a new package in the near future to confront the US sanctions against Tehran.

"The Europeans have almost reached a conclusion on what to do on November 4. Iran and Europe have made some decisions in this regard and some packages have been considered that will be announced before the start of the US sanctions against Iran on November 4," Head of the Parliament's Nuclear Committee Mojtaba Zonnour said.

He referred to continued negotiations between Iran and Europe to protect the nuclear deal, and said "we, at the parliament's National Security and Foreign Policy Commission, (have also) had a meeting with the envoys of a number of European countries" on this package.

Iranian officials announced in September that the new financial mechanism to be used by the European Union would be implemented by the EU in November.