Saeed Khatibzadeh

Tehran (IP) - The spokesman of Iran's Ministry of Foreign Affairs referred to IAEA Director General's latest remarks and advised him not to be entrapped by the non-technical behaviour of some countries.

Iran PressIran news: The spokesman of Iran's Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Saeed Khatibzadeh, reacting to the recent remarks of Rafael Grossi, Director General of the International Atomic Energy Agency said: "I call on them to the clear skies of the Agency's statutes and safeguards laws and advise them not to be entrapped by the non-technical behavior of some countries. It is also easier for them to fly in the clear sky with the applicable rules."

Referring to Iran-Turkey relations Khatibzadeh said: "Relations between the two countries are expanding in terms of economy, politics, security, and in recent years we have had close relations in economic dimensions."

Regarding the relations between Iran and the Republic of Azerbaijan, Khatibzadeh highlighted: "Over the past three decades, we have always opposed the occupation of Azerbaijan and supported its territorial integrity and sovereignty. Last year, after the part of the occupied territories was liberated, we congratulated the Azerbaijani people and government, and we welcome this anniversary. The will of the leaders of the two countries is to expand relations, and there are regular talks between the foreign ministers and other officials, and we hope to see the development of relations as much as possible and not to repeat misunderstandings in the field of media."

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Regarding the telephone conversation between Amir- Abdollahian and his Chinese counterpart, he said: "Iran supported China's initiatives and the Chinese government supported Iran's and China's position on the definitive responsibility of the United States in the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action was also expressed."

Iran's foreign ministry spokesman also said the United States should know it is not a member of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), adding that it could not make requests to other JCPOA members.

In response to a question about US National Security Adviser Sullivan's remarks that Iran has not yet shown a desire to return to the JCPOA, Saeed Khatibzadeh said: The United States should know that it is no longer a member of the JCPOA and cannot make requests to other partners in the agreement.

Regarding the upcoming talks in Vienna, the senior diplomat said that in order to return to the JCPOA, the United States must first gain the confidence of Iran and the P4+1 and lift sanctions. Then the country can participate in the Joint Commission.He added: "Negotiations will start on the announced date and Iran's delegation will be led by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Iran's chief negotiator, Mr. Bagheri, and a combination of relevant bodies' delegations will be present in the negotiations."

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"The US government has acted contrary to what it has said," he added.

In response to a question about Ahmad Massoud's visit to Tehran, the Foreign Ministry spokesman said: "The trips to Iran were made with the knowledge of Kabul.

He said that Kazemi Qomi, Iran's special envoy for Afghanistan, will soon visit Kabul and that these exchanges between neighboring countries are ongoing and will continue.

"Last week, an agreement was reached between Tavanir Company and Da Afghanistan Breshna Sherkat (DABS) on exporting electricity," Khatibzadeh also noted.

Regarding the talks between Tehran and Riyadh, he said: "After the fourth round of talks between Iran and Saudi Arabia, no new talks were held in person, but contacts between Iran and Saudi Arabia have not been cut off and if we see seriousness from them, the next round can definitely be held."


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