FM Amirabdollahian: Iran using leverage for West excessive demands

Iran’s Foreign Minister Hossein Amirabdollahian said on Sunday that Iran will use leverage for the West's excessive demands.

Amirabdollahian made the remarks after attending a meeting of the National Security and Foreign Policy Commission at the Iranian parliament on Sunday.

Amirabdollahian noted that Iran has reacted logically in response to the rational behavior of the other sides.

Whenever the other side makes excessive demands, Iran uses the leverage the country has so that the other side understands that the interests and wellbeing of the Iranians are essential for us, he highlighted.

Referring to the series of measures taken to restore all parties to the nuclear deal known as the JCPOA, he reiterated that the authority of the country, the demands and expectations of the people, and how to pursue it must be maintained.

Pointing out that the Iranians have always insisted on the full preservation of the country's rights in the international arena, Amirabdollahian added that Iranians demand the preservation of these rights following all red lines.

On Wednesday, the US and three European countries of Britain, Germany, and France offered an anti-Iran draft resolution to the IAEA BoG based on allegations made by the Zionist regime on Iranian nuclear activities.

The anti-Iran resolution was approved with 30 votes in favor, two votes against (Russia and China), and three abstentions (India, Libya, and Pakistan).

In reaction to the approval of the resolution, the Islamic Republic of Iran halted certain collaborations with the IAEA, which were beyond safeguards agreements and were conducted by Iranians to show their good faith.

The Atomic Energy Organization of Iran (AEOI) issued a statement on Thursday, declaring that the Islamic Republic has so far shown extensive cooperation with the IAEA, which has not been appreciated, so the AEOI decided that beyond safeguards cameras measuring On-Line Enrichment Monitor (OLEM) and flowmeter to be deactivated from today.

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