Tehran (IP) – Iran’s Foreign Ministry spokesman reiterated the country’s demand for guarantees in legal, political, and economic fields in the Vienna talks.

Iran PressIran News: Attending his weekly press conference on Monday, Saeed Khatibzadeh stated that negotiations are going on regarding the guarantees required by Iran.

Referring to a statement issued yesterday by Iranian MPs which emphasized verification and necessary guarantees, Khatibzadeh noted that the Iranian negotiation team is following the maximum of these guarantees according to Iran’s Supreme National Security Council.

He added that Iran had had flexibility on necessary guarantees, though some of them have not been accepted by the United States; European parties insist on some guarantees to be accepted by the US.

“Negotiation around necessary guarantees are being followed, and if they would not meet properly, all of Iran’s programs are returnable,” Khatibzadeh said.

He also pointed out that negotiations are going on well in Vienna, and the remained issues are few but fundamental.

Referring to the Israeli prime minister’s statement that agreement in Vienna is reached soon but very weak, Khatibzadeh said these claims are psychological war and are said to Washington, not Iran.

“They are following their own interests and want to make their diplomatic steps meaningful,” he added.

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The spokesman of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Islamic Republic of Iran said in his weekly presser: After returning from Tehran, the Iranian delegation presented its proposals on the remaining issues and called for the lifting of all sanctions that the other side had promised for Iran's economic benefit.

"The talks have made significant progress," he said. "The number of disputes has decreased, but the remaining issues are still the most difficult, key, and serious. We are still waiting for the decisions of Europe and the United States, and we have not yet seen that will in them.

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Saeed Khatibzadeh, the spokesman for the Iranian Foreign Ministry, said: "The exchange of prisoners between Iran and the United States as humanitarian issues has always been our priority and is done separately and in parallel from the Vienna talks."

In his weekly press conference, Khatibzadeh said: "We have never allowed issues and talks in Vienna to affect the fate of human beings. The United States has imprisoned many Iranians under the pretext of circumventing sanctions, and unfortunately, with the intervention and support of some European countries. The negotiations were severe, and we had some agreements, and we hope that the other side will be ready to implement the agreements."

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