Iran FM to UN chief: Tehran committed to achieving robust, lasting nuclear deal


Hossein Amirabdollahian said that talks on reviving the Iran nuclear deal are now in earnest in Vienna, with the outcome of the negotiations depending on whether the US is willing to reach an agreement and whether it shows the necessary flexibility and trains in acting realistically.

Amirabdollahian stressed that Iran is sincerely and sincerely committed to reaching a solid and lasting agreement and has demonstrated it.

He also said Iran continues to work with the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), but believes the agency must fully resolve remaining safety issues by distancing itself from irrelevant and unconstructive policy issues and solely through technical channels.

Iran’s foreign minister also said that a fatwa (religious decree) issued by the leader of Iran‘s Islamic Revolution prohibiting the use of nuclear weapons as haram (religiously prohibited) is clear evidence for all.

Amirabdollahian added that nuclear weapons have no place in the Islamic Republic’s doctrine and are contrary to its beliefs and policies.

He also referred to the importance of the Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT), saying: “We believe that the unimplemented provisions of this treaty such as nuclear disarmament and the creation of a nuclear-weapons-free Middle East deserve serious attention.”

Iran’s top foreign minister also addressed recent Israeli attacks on the Gaza Strip, which have killed dozens of civilians and wounded many more.

Amirabdollahian noted that it was necessary for the international community to assume its responsibility to defend the people of Gaza and stop the Zionist regime’s aggression immediately.

For his part, the UN Secretary-General emphasized that the talks on the Iran nuclear deal, JCPOA, are of great importance for the UN, and the world body stressed the need for compromises and more flexibility at this stage of contacts with all negotiating parties.

Guterres underscored the need to scrap all nuclear weapons worldwide and rid the Middle East of weapons of mass destruction.

Guterres also expressed concern about the situation in Gaza.


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