Tehran (IP) - Spokesman for the Iranian Ministry of Foreign Affairs expressed hope that the visit of the director-general of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) to Tehran would be constructive.

Iran PressIran news: Speaking in his weekly presser on Monday, Saeed Khatibzadeh, Spokesman for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Islamic Republic of Iran explained the latest developments in foreign policy, answering questions posed by domestic and foreign journalists. 

In response to a question about the meeting of the Board of Governors of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) and the impact of any negative action on the Vienna talks, Khatibzadeh said: "Grossi will visit Tehran tonight. Iran- IAEA relations have always tried to be technical and within the framework of safeguards, statutes, and procedures of the IAEA. We hope this trip is as constructive as before. 

Iran's Foreign Ministry spokesman added: "We have always advised the IAEA to stay on the path of technical cooperation and not allow some countries to pursue political motives in the name of the IAEA. We make our decision within the framework of developments and circumstances." 

He said: "The IAEA is well aware that all the sabotages and terrorist acts carried out by the Zionist regime on Iranian soil and accompanied by the silence of some claiming countries, have had a significant impact on some technical aspects."

If sanctions are not lifted, dialogue window will not remain open forever

Commenting on the remarks of a US official that Iran is returning to an irreversible point in the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), Saeed Khatibzadeh said: "Trump has left, but it seems that the factory of fake US news has not been closed."

Khatibzadeh also added: "It will not help them to stage a show and think that they can impose a false narrative on the international community and create a psychological atmosphere by approaching the Vienna talks. The world has not forgotten that the United States withdrew from the JCPOA, and that it is the current US administration that continues Trump's policy. It imposes sanctions at the same time as it sends us the message. The United States must lift sanctions, and that is the only way to reach an agreement.

Khatibzadeh said: "If the JCPOA does not have the economic interests and normalization of Iran's trade, the other side knows that this window will not be open for it forever. The law of parliament, which is binding on the government, says the same thing. 

"These are not worth answering," the spokesman said in response to a question about the remarks made by US officials in Manama. I advise the countries of the region not to place such transactions, Khatibzadeh added. 

Khatibzadeh also said about France's position these days: "It seems that some countries have media claims as the Vienna talks begin, and it is better for all of us to focus on the Vienna talks being serious. Our focus is on lifting unilateral extraterritorial and illegal sanctions against Iran." 

Regarding the remarks of the Secretary-General of the Persian Gulf Cooperation Council that the Vienna talks will not be successful without the presence of the Arab countries of the Persian Gulf, the spokesman of the Iranian Foreign Ministry said: I did not see these statements, but our position is quite clear. What is being done in Vienna is to focus on lifting the sanctions imposed on Iran. If the Gulf states think we have different dialogue, they should listen to that position. Our plan is clear about Vienna. Our program is also clear about the region. 

In response to a reporter's question about media coverage of the interim agreement between Iran and the P4 + 1, he said: "I will not comment on vague statements and media speculation." 

Khatibzade said: "Iran will go to Vienna with a full team based on this goal with a serious will to lift the sanctions imposed on the Iranian people, and we hope that the other parties will have the serious will and good intentions instead of media suspicions and psychological operations, and come to Vienna to reach a practical and comprehensive agreement. Iran will definitely respond appropriately if they do not have this serious will and want to accompany it with unconstructive intentions. 

About the White House Security Council Coordinator's remarks, Iran's Foreign Ministry spokesman said: "We are committed to diplomacy with Iran and that we are ready for other options in the event of failure. We saw all the options they had in Afghanistan, and they saw the result, and I do not think they believe what they say."

He also spoke about the visit of the Deputy Prime Minister of the Republic of Azerbaijan and the planning of a meeting between the presidents of Iran and Azerbaijan at the ECO Summit in Ashgabat: The Deputy Prime Minister of Azerbaijan's visit was a constructive one. He had very intensive meetings with the members of the Cabinet and had a detailed discussion with Amir-Abdollahian. Many projects were discussed. Other good news about the relations between the two countries is on the way, and Azerbaijan defined this trip as a basis for implementing these projects.


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