Tehran (IP)- "If the US sanctions against Iran are lifted, the ground is ready for an agreement, and Tehran has shown that it is adhering to its obligations," says President Raisi in a meeting with Finland's Foreign Minister Pekka Haavisto.

Iran PressIran News: Finland Foreign Minister Pekka Haavisto paid an official visit to Tehran on 7 February 2022 to discuss bilateral and multilateral issues with Iranian officials.

"Relations between the two countries have been excellent in the years since the Islamic Revolution, but Finland's relations with other countries should not be influenced by foreigners," Ebrahim Raisi said during a meeting with Finnish Foreign Minister Pekka Haavisto on Monday."Finland can play a more active role in the peacemaking process and preventing insecurity," Raisi noted.

"We have earlier said that the ground for an agreement is ready if the sanctions are lifted, and Iran has shown that it is living up to its commitments, but we will not tie our economy to Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action( JCPOA)."Raisi pointed out.

"We hope that European countries will choose the path of independence from American domination because the United States can not be trusted," Raisi said, referring to the Americans' acknowledgment of maximum pressure failure.

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Earlier, Meeting his Finnish counterpart Pekka Haavisto, Hossein Amir-Abdollahian, Iranian foreign minister, stated: Two countries are eager to expand science, university, technology, and drinking water via solar energy, based on the countries high volume of capacities.

Referring to the 90th anniversary of diplomatic relations between Iran and Finland, Finnish Foreign Minister Pekka Haavisto said: "We attach great value to Iran, and there is a lot of potential boosting cooperation between the two countries. We are working to enhance cooperation between the two countries on regional security and world peace."

"It is unfortunate that the Americans have withdrawn from their commitment to the JCPOA," said Pekka Haavisto, expressing dissatisfaction with the US move in the nuclear deal.


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