• Mon / 18 October 2021 / 12:20
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Azerbaijan shouldn’t allow normal ties with Iran to be marred by third parties: Khatibzadeh

Azerbaijan shouldn’t allow normal ties with Iran to be marred by third parties: Khatibzadeh

Tehran (ISNA) – Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman Saeed Khatibzadeh has advised Azerbaijan to allow negotiations between Iranian and Azeri officials to continue through diplomatic channels.

Speaking at a weekly press conference on Monday, Khatibzadeh said, “Azeri officials have sent good, constructive and fraternal messages through diplomatic channels and these talks should be allowed to continue in the same direction”.

“We advise Azeri officials to mind their language and don’t let to be manipulated by third parties,” he added.

“Iran and Azerbaijan enjoy a very normal and national relations. Azeri officials shouldn’t allow their normal relations with Iran to be marred by third parties,” the spokesman emphasized.

Elsewhere in his remarks, Khatibzadeh announced that next round of meeting of the foreign ministers of Afghanistan's six neighboring countries will be held in Tehran next Wednesday.

“Iran is going to host the next ministerial meeting of Afghanistan neighbors next Wednesday. Foreign ministers of Afghanistan's neighbors would join the one-day meeting in person,” he added.

“The agenda would be the same as in the first meeting and the foreign ministers would be focused on how to help form an inclusive government in Afghanistan that lead to establishment of peace and security in the country” the spokesman went on to say.

Answering a question about Thursday meeting between Iranian deputy Foreign Minister Ali Bagheri and EU's deputy Foreign Policy Chief Enrique Mora, Khatibzadeh said, “The talks were good and constructive. It was agreed that talks would continue in Brussels for the next few days, and the agreement on the Brussels talks was made by both sides”.

“The challenges and obstacles that were not solved in the six rounds of the Vienna talks should be consulted on in Brussels,” he added.

On the negotiations between Iran and Saudi Arabia on resumption of normal ties, the diplomat said that four rounds of talks have been held in Baghdad, but the negotiations haven’t reached a point that the details could be announced.

He also dismissed the news on the visit of a Saudi delegation to Tehran.

Regarding a question that if Tehran has set preconditions for Washington over the nuclear talks, Khatibzadeh stated, “As the United States is not a member of JCPOA, the Iranian side has not set any preconditions. We have always stressed the need for the United States to return to JCPOA and Resolution 2231 and it must lift the oppressive sanctions”.

What the Iranian Foreign Minister Hossein Amir-Abdollahian said was based on logic, not setting preconditions.

Khatibzadeh stressed that Tehran seeks result-oriented talks, adding that the new administration in Iran wants to enter the negotiations after reviewing the previous six rounds of the Vienna talks.

Pointing out that it is important not to waste time, he added, “These talks could continue without reaching any results, but what is going to be done in Tehran and Brussels is aimed at achieving results”.

Khatibzadeh further stressed that the Islamic Republic of Iran will not hesitate to engage in targeted talks if the nation's interests are guaranteed.

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