Vienna deal possible if US shows determination: Iran FM
Tehran, IRNA – Iran’s Minister of Foreign Affairs Hossein Amirabdollahian has underscored that an agreement on the revival of the 2015 nuclear deal is achievable if the United States shows seriousness.
Amirabdollahian made the remarks in a meeting with his Norwegian counterpart Anniken Huitfeldt in New York on the sidelines of the 77th UN General Assembly on Thursday.
As to the talks in Vienna, Austria, to lift anti-Iran sanctions and revive the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), he explained that the Islamic Republic of Iran’s stances on resolving differences in this respect, adding that an agreement would be achievable if the US showed determination, which was needed to reach consensus.
He went on to say that the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) should act on the basis of its technical duties and responsibilities, and it should take distance from adopting a political attitude and double standards when it comes to the Iranian peaceful nuclear program.
The two foreign ministers discussed issues of mutual interests, including the latest bilateral, regional, and international developments.
Iran’s top diplomat expressed readiness to expand contacts with Norwegian officials in a bid to deepen and develop cooperation, stressing the need for utilizing the existing capacities of both nations.
For her part, the Norwegian foreign minister emphasized the importance of bilateral cooperation.
She further noted that her country is keen on seeing the JCPOA issue be solved as soon as possible and mutual ties be expanded immediately.
Source: Islamic Republic News Agency – IRNA