Iran's Deputy Foreign Minister for Europe and Political Director of the Portuguese Ministry of Foreign Affairs discussed bilateral relations, regional and international issues.

Iran PressIran News: Iran's Ministry of Foreign Affairs Director-General for Western Europe and Political Director-General of the Portuguese Ministry of Foreign Affairs in the third round of political consultations between Tehran and Lisbon, which was held on Wednesday, exchanged views on bilateral relations, regional and international issues.

In this talk, while reviewing the developments in the West Asian region, especially the Persian Gulf, both sides emphasized that the solution to the region's problems are possible only through dialogue, cooperation and building trust.

They also welcomed the support of initiatives in the field of developing relations based on international principles and rules.

The Political Director of the Portuguese Foreign Ministry stated that during the presidency of the Council of the European Union, Portugal intends to interact more closely with the Islamic Republic of Iran in relation to regional and international issues.

The two sides also stressed the importance of maintaining peace, as a major achievement of multilateral diplomacy, and maintained the need to support constructive diplomatic efforts to achieve the full implementation of the commitments under the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA).

The Iranian official emphasized that the Islamic Republic of Iran will return to the full implementation of its obligations only after the complete lifting of US sanctions.

Recalling the Iranian government's commitment to implementing the law passed by the Parliament within the set deadline, as specified in the letter of the Islamic Republic of Iran to the IAEA, Iranian official called on Portugal to focus its diplomatic efforts in this direction as the president of the EU Council.

On December 1, the Iranian Parliament ratified a law on lifting sanctions, obliging the government to limit cooperation with the IAEA if US sanctions continue and to take further steps to reduce its obligations under the JCPOA.

According to Article 6, "The Government of the Islamic Republic of Iran is obliged, in accordance with Articles 36 and 37 of the JCPOA, to suspend the access beyond the Additional Protocol under the JCPOA within two months of the implementation of this law." 219