Iran, UN discuss latest situation of talks on sanctions removal

Iranian Foreign Minister Hossein Amirabdollahian and the United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres held a telephone conversation on the latest situation of the negotiations about the removal of the sanctions.

The two also discussed some international and regional developments including the recent deadly quake in Turkey and Syria.

During the talks, Amirabdollahian said the Islamic Republic of Iran develops a balanced doctrine of foreign policy, adding that the country welcomes promotion of regional cooperation.

The Atomic Energy Organization of Iran (AEOI) and the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) have set a framework for cooperation, the foreign minister said stressing the necessity for the IAEA's technical behavior.

Also, the visit of the IAEA Director General Rafael Grossi to Tehran is on the agenda of the two sides, Amirabdollahian noted.

In his remarks, the foreign minister underlined the importance of increasing dispatch of international humanitarian aid to the quake-hit areas as the people are in a difficult situation after the recent powerful earthquake which killed thousands of people and displaced and injured many others.

Then, he expressed the Islamic Republic's readiness for dispatching aid teams to Syria’s Idlib.

For his part, the UN chief stressed the importance of continuation of holding regional talks and cooperation.

About the talks on removal of the sanctions on Iran, Guterres said all sides should return to the July 2015 nuclear deal, aka, Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), and there is no other option.

The UN supports the route of diplomacy and talks to reach the final step to an agreement, he stressed.

Then, he said the United Nations uses all its capacities to help the quake-stricken people especially those in Syria.

Also, the UN chief congratulated Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi and the nation on the victory anniversary of the 1979 Islamic Revolution in Iran on February 11.

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