Iran's Foreign Ministers exchanged views with his French counterpart on the most important bilateral, regional, and international developments.

Iran PressIran news: In a phone conversation on Wednesday, Jean-Yves Le Drian congratulated Hossein Amirabdollahian on his appointment and called for expansion of contacts and talks on issues of mutual interest. 

Le Drian stressed the importance and necessity of resuming the Vienna talks and called for members' full resumption of their commitments. 

He expressed hope that more Tehran-Paris talks lead to the resumption and conclusion of the nuclear talks.

The French Foreign Minister also hoped for fostering stability and security of the region in line with the Baghdad conference. 

As for the situation in Afghanistan, Le Drian stressed the need to comply with UN Security Council Resolution 2593 adopted on August 30, as well as the importance of the safe departure of foreign nationals and Afghans intending to leave the country.

For his part, Amirabdollahian said that the US is responsible for the current situation because of its unlawful withdrawal from the UN Security Council and the imposition of harsh sanctions against the great people of Iran.

He said the European parties of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) too are to blame for their inaction.

Iran will participate only in talks that have tangible results in ensuring the rights and interests of the Iranian people, the Foreign Minister added. 

He went on to express the sorrow that the current US administration too, despite its previous claims, plans to continue the illegal sanctions as a tool to pressure the Iranian government, but it has to realize that Iran will not succumb to such pressures.

He advised the European JCPOA signatories to take wise positions and try to play a constructive role. 

The two foreign ministers also voiced support for the goals of the Baghdad Conference in encouraging regional engagement. 

They further discussed the developments in Afghanistan and stressed the need for cooperation to encourage all parties to form an inclusive government, in order to ensure stability and security there and in the region. 

The two sides agreed to continue talks between them on the mentioned issues.