Bagheri calls meeting in Russia fruitful and positive

Tehran (IP): Iran's Deputy Foreign minister for political affairs said the meeting with the Russian Deputy Foreign Minister was positive and fruitful for removing unlawful sanctions.

Iran PressIran news: In a positive and fruitful meeting with Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov, we reviewed the recent developments and the negotiations for the lifting of sanctions," Ali Bagheri Kani, Iran's Deputy Foreign Minister, in his latest tweet said.

He called his meeting with Deputy Foreign Minister of the Russian Federation Sergei Ryabkov as positive and fruitful, saying:

"In a fruitful and positive meeting with DFM Sergei Rybakov, we reviewed the recent developments & exchanged views on negotiations to remove unlawful sanctions."

"It was decided to continue our consultations in different levels to strengthen our common positions," Bagheri Kani continued.

During his visit to Moscow, the Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister met with his Russian counterpart Sergei Ryabkov and the chief nuclear negotiator, and Mikhail Bogdanov, Russian Deputy Foreign Minister and Presidential Special Envoy for the Middle East and Africa.

Ali Bagheri Kani left Moscow for Tehran on Friday after this two-day trip.

Sanctions removal; Iran's goal in negotiations with P4+1

Explaining the results of the Iranian delegation's visit to Brussels, Bagheri  Kani said in an interview with RussiaToday on Friday: "Our goal in the negotiations with the P4 + 1 is to lift the illegal and oppressive US sanctions against Iran.

"Progress in the nuclear talks depended on the other side's willingness to lift illegal sanctions," He said, adding that "We talked to the European side about tangible results."

Iran's defense capability aims to achieve defense goals

Bagheri further emphasized the right of each country to protect its security, considered Iran's defense capability to be aimed at attaining defense goals, and ruled out the possibility of foreign countries' interference in these matters.

Iran nuclear activities civilian and peaceful

The Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister also declared Iran's nuclear activities civilian and peaceful, citing the Leader of the Islamic Revolutions' fatwa banning the production, possession, or use of atomic weapons.

Regarding the accusation of the Zionist regime leveled against Iran, Bagheri Kani said that the Zionist regime is the only holder of nuclear weapons in West Asia and, therefore, it is in the defendant's position and not the plaintiff.

Bagheri stressed that: "The International Atomic Energy Agency should not allow other countries to abuse the technical capacity of this agency based on their biased goals."

Iran's Deputy Foreign Minister arrived in Brussels on Tuesday last week, heading a diplomatic delegation to conclude talks he had begun with Enrique Mora, coordinator of the  Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) Joint Commission.


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