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Addressing Tuesday press conference

Gov’t Spox reiterates negotiation as only solution to Muslims’ issues

2021-07-06 12:50:17
Iran's Government Spokesman Ali Rabiei hailed negotiations between Iran and Saudi Arabia, saying negotiation will be the only solution to Muslims’ issues.

Rabiei made the remarks addressing Tuesday press conference.

Elaborating on negotiations between Iran and Saudi Arabia, he said talks between Iran and Saudi Arabia begin with our firm determination in prioritizing our neighbors.

We believe that dialogue, especially between Muslim countries, is the only proper way to resolve their differences. Both sides have so far held discussion based on a friendly stance and with good-will, he added.

We understand that there might be differences and complexities in some cases that take time to resolve, he noted.

We welcome talks aiming to minimize disagreements, and we are always ready to continue negotiations seriously, relying on mutual goodwill and meeting the interests and removing both sides concerns, Rabiei  said.

Iran’s policy is a specific policy called neighborliness policy and regionalism. Regional security and non-abuse of countries under the pretext of maintaining security is the presence of all countries in the region together, Rabiei reiterated.

Commenting on sabotage against one of the building of the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran (AEOI) near Karaj on June 23, he said it brought about no serious casualties or damages to propertiesm, he said.

Slight damage happened to the roof of one of the buildings, which is being replaced, he added.

The aerial photo published in some media of the damage to this site is in fact an image that was taken after the roof was removed for repair, and the interpretations made in the media are not accurate, Rabiei  said.

Decisions on the revival of JCPOA are made at the highest levels, under the supervision and guidance of the Supreme Leader and in the Supreme National Security Council.

There is no change in the negotiating team, and I can say that the negotiation process is over, especially on difficult and technical issues.

Unlike the US administration, Iran considers the government as a unified and continuous legal entity that adheres to all international obligations by previous governments.

Accordingly, if an agreement is made in the 12th Government, the 13th Government will undoubtedly abide by all its obligations.

Vienna talks have experienced good progress on many issues, but there are differences of opinion on some issues. The Islamic Republic of Iran will not accept any agreement that does not serve the interests of the Iranians, he added.

Iran’s principles and positions have been explicitly conveyed to the other parties since the beginning of the negotiations, he stated.

The general framework is that the United States should first lift its sanctions, lifting US sanctions should be verified, and then Iran will stop its remedial measures and will resume compliance with commitments.

Vienna talks were aimed at to returning the United States to the JCPOA through the lifting sanctions and then the full implementation of the JCPOA by all parties.