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2021-06-29 14:40:08
The spokesman of Iran's government Ali Rabiei said the Iran is considering the need and possibility of extending the agreement with the International Atomic Energy Agency, and it will consider all options in this regard.

Rabiei made the remarks addressing Tuesday press conference.

In response to a question whether Iran tends to extend its agreement with the IAEA, he said the agreement between Iran and the IAEA was already renewed due to the positive atmosphere and promising prospects to reach an agreement.

We are considering the need and possibility of extending the agreement with the International Atomic Energy Agency, and we will consider all options in this regard.

Iran's relationship with the IAEA will be based on safeguards if this agreement is not renewed and Iran will not make any further commitments.

Referring to anniversary of Sardasht chemical bombing, he reiterated Iran as victims of using weapons of mass destruction.

Over the last four decades and after the Islamic Revolution, the enemies of Iran have launched a large-scale plot to assassinate the three fundamental values of justice, security and freedom of our nation.

The chemical bombing of Sardasht was a symbol of assassinating security, which, of course, was not limited to it, and continued with the support of terrorist groups inside and outside Iran against border security.

Full-blown economic sanctions symbolize the assassination of freedom; Freedom from poverty and from fear of losing the right to a dignified life.

We call on all Western governments, and especially the US administration, to reconsider and correct the wrong policies, which at the very beginning can only end the economic sanctions imposed on Iranian people.

Commenting on Vienna talks, he said in our opinion, everything that should have been discussed at the negotiating table has so far been reviewed between the parties.

We have made it clear to all parties that any sanctions that violate or impede the full implementation of the UN Security Council should be lifted, he added.

All parties should make their decisions. We have made and announced our decisions, and we are waiting for the other parties, including the United States, to announce their political decisions.

With regard to sending oil tanker to Lebanon, he said relations between Iran and Lebanon as two brotherly and friendly countries are normal and are based on mutual interests.

We have always had developing trade relations with Lebanon, and remain determined to reinforce these relations in all fields that contribute to peace, security and prosperity of the two nations.

Everyone is aware of Iran's capacities in the field of energy supply, Rabie reiterated.

In international trade, exporting a product and creating new markets have always been our concern, and Lebanon can also create new markets for Iran.

Elaborating on Iran stance with regard to developments in Afghanistan, he said Iran will stand by Afghan people and government and we call on all ethnic groups, political forces in Afghanistan to remain united and to reject any foreign intervention.

It is very important for us to preserve the territorial integrity and national unity in Afghanistan and to respect the rights of minorities and the achievements that the Afghan people have made over the last two decades.

Taliban is part of Afghanistan; what is important for us is the formation of an inclusive government in the presence of all Afghan groups and the achievement of a peaceful and lasting solution in this country.

We still urge all countries not to interfere in Afghanistan's internal affairs, as well as the importance of cultural, historical and geographical ties between Afghanistan and Iran.

Our mission is to communicate with the Afghan government and to provide any necessary assistance.

While urging all parties to calm down, we do not consider the use of violence and non-peaceful behaviors as useful in resolving disputes, and will continue our consultations with Kabul to end unconstructive conflicts and to replace dialogue and engagement with the participation of all effective political groups and forces.