IP - Iran's Foreign Minister says with regard to the JCPOA, the criterion for Iran is the US' behavior.

Iran PressAmerica: Iran's international nuclear agreement or Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) was signed between Iran and P5+1 countries (Russia, China, UK, Germany, France, and the US) in 2015, to lift the West's sanctions on Iran, but the US scrapped it on May 18, 2018, re-imposing more sanctions on Iran.

Hossein Amir-Abdollahian held a meeting in New York with the non-governmental Asian Assembly, including some American ambassadors, analysts, and retired diplomats, to answer their questions.

Hossein Amir-Abdollahain said the Islamic Republic's policy is the return to the JCPOA as an international deal, but the US' approach is a hybrid one based on playing with time. 

"If the American government is serious, the negotiations can be concluded in a short time and then all parties will return to the JCPOA and their full commitments," he noted. 

The Iranian FM touched on some other issues including the Palestinian issue, noting that the democratic solution proposed by the Islamic Republic is a logical, legal solution to end the crisis. 

He referred to Afghanistan's issue, calling it a crisis in the region that has had many deleterious consequences on the region, including the risk of spreading terrorism and the crisis of refugees and asylum seekers.

As with the Ukrainian war, the Iranian FM told the American figures: "The Islamic Republic of Iran does not consider war as a solution to any crisis, not in Ukraine, Afghanistan, Syria, Yemen, and Sudan; the crisis in Ukraine and the tensions between Russia and Ukraine must be resolved through politics and negotiation."

Amir-Abdollahian considered sending weapons to one side of the war (to Ukraine) as just contributing to the war not to peace, and said that the Islamic Republic will continue its efforts to help the ceasefire and persuade the parties involved to come to the negotiation table. 

Ebrahim Raisi, President of the Islamic Republic of Iran, has traveled to New York to attend the 78th United Nations General Assembly meeting at the head of a high-level political delegation.


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