Tehran (IP) - Foreign Ministry spokesman said: "Iran has always welcomed the dialogue with the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and considers it in the interest of the people of the two countries and regional peace and stability."

Iran PressIran news: Saeed Khatibzadeh, the spokesman for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, answered reporters during a weekly presser held on videoconference on Monday, explaining the latest developments in the field of foreign policy.

At the presser, the Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman spoke about Iran's diplomatic moves in the region and tacitly confirmed Iran's talks with Saudi Arabia, and announced the Pakistani Foreign Minister's visit to Tehran.

Referring to the meeting of the Joint Commission of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) that is being held in Vienna, Khatibzadeh said: "Yesterday, Mr. Zarif started his visit to Indonesia, and today their meetings are underway." Regarding Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif's agenda to Indonesia, he said: "The visit was already underway to expand relations, and Zarif will benefit from Ramadan diplomacy."

"On Wednesday, we will host the Pakistani Foreign Minister in Tehran," Spokesman added.

He also called Iran's Judiciary Chieh, Ayatollah Raeisi's visit to Iraq a success and added: "The release and transfer of prisoners to Iran took place after this visit." In response to a question about the JCPOA meetings in Vienna, Khatibzadeh said: "We are on the right track, and some progress has been made, but we have not reached the final stage. We tried to present our texts, and on the other hand, we wanted to enter common examples and texts quickly. The sooner this happens, the better we can think about the outcome."

"It's too early to think about it, and there needs to be dialogue on tough issues," he noted.

Iran's Foreign Ministry spokesman, answering a question about Iran's 60 percent uranium enrichment and the US reaction to it, noted that Iran carried out enrichment in response to the recent terrorist operation in Natanz because the United States, the European Union were passive, and this passivity was another dark spot in their claims."

Saeed Khatibzadeh, the Spokesman for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, said: "The United States is not a member of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) and has violated the treaty. Every common sense says that the United States should return to its commitments, and we will stop our compensatory measures after the verification, and of course, the concerns of the Europeans about this are another point of shame for them."

"We are not going to sign a new agreement in addition to the JCPOA," the Foreign Ministry spokesman said, adding: "The United States must lift all sanctions, and then it can be present within the framework of the JCPOA."

"The United States is now behind the doors of the JCPOA Joint Commission," Khatibzadeh highlighted.

Khatibzadeh went on to say: "We did not forget to receive compensation and damages from the United States, and that is debatable in its place. It is not a difficult decision if the US government wants to return to its commitments."

He said: "Europe should know that it loses its value to the Iranian people with such rhetoric."

Referring to Zarif's talks with his Afghan counterpart, the Foreign Ministry spokesman said: "Afghanistan is of great importance to us with full stability and security. Peace talks should be inter-Afghan, and Iran is ready to cooperate."

He said: "More than 99% of the comprehensive document of cooperation between Iran and Afghanistan has been achieved, and in some cases, the talks are ongoing, and we hope it will be finalized soon."


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