Tehran (IP) - Iran's Foreign Minister in a phone call with his British counterpart called on three European signatories of the JCPOA (E3) to play a constructive role in the upcoming Vienna meeting while respecting their obligations toward the 2015 nuclear agreement.

Iran PressIran News: Mohammad Javad Zarif spoke to the British diplomat by telephone on Saturday at the request of his British counterpart Dominic Raab.

During the phone call, the two sides discussed the latest developments related to the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), in particular the holding of a meeting before the Joint Commission in Vienna.

During the conversation, Iran's Foreign Minister reiterated the need for the complete lifting of the illegal and unjust US sanctions, so that the Islamic Republic of Iran can verify them, and added: "In that case, we will return to our obligations."

Zarif called on the European member states of JCPOA to respect the commitments and to appear constructively at the upcoming Vienna event.

The British Foreign Secretary also said in this call that his country would try the negotiations to yield results.

The two sides also exchanged views on some bilateral political and consular issues.

Meanwhile, Deputy Foreign Minister Abbas Araghchi said on Sunday that Iran and the US will have no direct or indirect talks in Vienna, where the remaining parties to a 2015 nuclear deal will meet Tuesday to discuss the lifting of sanctions on Tehran.

He added Tehran will not accept any step-by-step lifting of the sanctions as suggested by Washington.   


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