• Wed / 15 January 2020 / 13:51
  • Category: Politics
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Iran interested in diplomacy but not in negotiation with US: Zarif


Tehran (ISNA) – Iranian Foreign Minister, Mohammad Javad Zarif stressed on Wednesday that Iran is interested in diplomacy, but not in negotiating with the United States, adding the existing nuclear deal was among the “best deals” he could envisage.

He made the remarks while addressing the Raisina Dialogue conference in New Delhi.

“The existing nuclear deal that Iran struck with world powers is not dead and I’m unsure if any new pact agreed by U.S. President Donald Trump would last,” Zarif said.

“The United States didn’t implement the existing deal’s commitments, now it has withdrawn. We had a deal with US and the country broke it. If we have a Trump deal, how long will it last?” he added.

“Iran is interested in diplomacy, but not in negotiating with the United States. The existing deal is among the “best deals” I could envisage,” Zarif went on to say.

He said Iran would respond to a letter sent by the three European countries and the future of the deal rested on Europe.

Elsewhere in his remarks, Zarif termed the IRGC Quds Force Commander Lieutenant General Qasem Soleimani as the most effective force against Daesh terrorists.

"If you don't believe me see who are celebrating the death of Soleimani, not the ordinary people, In 430 Indian cities they mourned his death, two people are celebrating President Trump, Pompeo & Daesh," he said.

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