Tehran (IP) - Iran’s foreign minister says stressed that the United States’ practical measures constitute the main criterion used by Iran to judge the statements of the American officials.

Iran PressIran News: Hossein Amir-Abdollahian earlier pointed to the ongoing talks in the Austrian capital for the removal of sanctions imposed on Tehran, saying that there has so far been no direct talks between Iranian and US delegations.

"The American side sends messages in various ways, calling for some degree of direct negotiations with Iran," the top Iranian diplomat said, noting that Tehran is engaged in talks with the P4+1 group of countries and has "non-paper" contacts with the US through Enrique Mora, the European Union’s Deputy Foreign Policy Chief and Head of the Joint Commission of the Joint Comprehensive Plan od Action (JCPOA), and one or two signatories to the deal.

Amir-Abdollahian also rejected reports about direct talks between Tehran and Washington.

In a tweet on Thursday, Hossein Amir-Abdollahian wrote: "The history, experience, and behavior of the US have shown that the American politicians and rulers cannot be trusted." 

“For us, the criterion for any judgment will be practical behavior of the United States. On the issue of sanctions removal, Iran's interests must be fully realized and tangible action must be taken on the ground,” he added.

The eighth round of Vienna talks for lifting sanctions is underway in the presence of Iranian delegations and the P4 + 1 group (Germany, France, Britain, Russia, and China) in Vienna, the capital of Austria.

The US delegation is also in Vienna negotiating with the P4+1 group. 

Meanwhile, the US is seeking a kind of direct negotiations with Iran through sending various messages.


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