Iran's Foreign Ministers Hossein Amirabdollahian exchanged views with his French counterpart Jean-Yves Le Drian on the most important developments in bilateral, regional and international.
AhlulBayt News Agency (ABNA): Iran's Foreign Ministers Hossein Amirabdollahian exchanged views with his French counterpart Jean-Yves Le Drian on the most important developments in bilateral, regional and international.
In a phone conversation on Wednesday, Le Drian congratulated Amirabdollahian on his appoint and called for expansion of contacts and talks on issues of mutual interest.
Amirabdollahian said during the conversation that the US is responsible for the current situation because of its unlawful withdrawal from the UN Security Council and the imposition of harsh sanctions against the great people of Iran.
He said the European parties of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) too are to blame for their inaction.
Iran will participate only in talks which have tangible results in ensuring the rights and interests of the Iranian people, the Foreign Minister added.
He went on to express sorrow that the current US administration too, despite its previous claims, plans to continue the illegal sanctions as a tool to pressure the Iranian government, but it has to realize that Iran will not succumb to such pressures.
He advised the European JCPOA signatories to take wise positions and try to play a constructive role.
The two foreign minister also voiced support for for the goals of the Baghdad Conference in encouraging regional engagement.
They further discussed the developments in Afghanistan and stressed the need for cooperation to encourage all parties to form an inclusive government, in order to ensure stability and security there and the region.
The two sides agreed to continue talks between them on the mentioned issues.
Le Drian stressed the importance and necessity of resuming the Vienna talks and called for members' full resumption of their commitments.
He expressed hope that more Tehran-Paris talks lead to the resumption and conclusion of the nuclear talks.
The French Foreign Minister also hoped for fostering stability and security of the region in line with the Baghdad conference.
As for situation in Afghanistan, Loudrian stressed the need to comply with UN Security Council Resolution 2593 adopted on August 30, as well as the importance of the safe departure of foreign nationals and Afghans intending to leave the country.