• Mon / 10 January 2022 / 14:01
  • Category: Politics
  • News Code: 1400102014746
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S.Korea obliged to pay its debts regardless of JCPOA: Khatibzadeh

S.Korea obliged to pay its debts regardless of JCPOA: Khatibzadeh

Tehran (ISNA) – Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman Saeed Khatibzadeh stressed that Tehran is seeking to reach a stable and reliable agreement and there is no agreement without two components on the negotiating team's agenda.

Speaking at a weekly press conference on Monday, Khatibzadeh said, “We should all try to ensure that the US’ return to the JCPOA to be accompanied by the necessary guarantees and verification and that the lifting sanctions must take place. This is not achieved by any temporary agreement”.

He also referred to the recent visit of Taliban delegation to Tehran, saying, good talks were held in Iran and effort to form an inclusive government in Afghanistan was welcomed.

Regarding the next round of talks between Iran and Saudi Arabia, Khatibzadeh said, “The fifth round of talks with Saudi Arabia hosted by Iraq in on the agenda”.

“Despite all disputes and due to mutual interest, Iran will continue the talks and try to establish stable relations between the two countries,” he added.

“All parties in Vienna talks are seeking to reach a lasting understanding. The focus of the talks is on the removal of sanctions in a verifiable way, as well as nuclear issues, and in some cases, it has progressed,” he noted.

Referring to the visit of the South Korean Deputy Foreign Minister to Vienna, Khatibzadeh said, “The visit of the South Korean Deputy Foreign Minister was on their own initiative, and some countries and delegations traveled to Vienna on their own initiative, and the Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister met with his counterparts at their request”.

“During the meeting with the South Korean Deputy Foreign Minister, it was stressed that South Korea is obliged to pay its debts regardless of the issue of the JCPOA,” he added. 

He also announced that President of Turkmenistan Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedow and President of Venezuela Nicolas Maduro will visit Iran in near future.

Khatibzadeh also announced that Iranian Foreign Minister Hossein Amir-Abdollahian is scheduled to visit China this week at the invitation of his Chinese counterpart during which various issues including the 25-year roadmap between the two countries will be discussed.

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