Iranian Foreign Minister, Mohammad Javad Zarif, said, “The whole world will become insecure if security in a country is undermined, and no country can guarantee its security by destabilizing the security of other countries and putting pressure on them.”
Zarif added, just as we made missiles, we were able to manufacture the Corona vaccine, noting that “the West has monopolized Corona vaccines three times its need.”
He said in an interview with the European Policy Center, via video technology today, Monday, that “the United States must return to implementing the nuclear agreement and there is no need for further negotiations.”
He continued: There is no evidence of any new negotiations with Washington, and Tehran is ready to reverse the steps to reduce the commitment as soon as the United States adheres to the nuclear agreement and lift the sanctions.
And he added: The 2015 agreement is the best agreement that can be reached despite all its flaws from the point of view of Tehran and the West.
The Iranian foreign minister stressed that it is not possible for the current or next US administration to reach a better agreement.
He said, “The European Union can play a very important role in the return of all parties to the nuclear agreement,” adding, “We hope that the European troika will realize that the United States is responsible for the current status of the nuclear agreement, not Iran.”
Zarif added, “Iran will continue to resist pressure if Washington decides to continue the policy of the previous American administration.”
“The Biden administration is pursuing the same policy that the Trump administration followed,” adding that time is running out for the United States to revive the nuclear agreement due to the presidential elections that will be held in Iran in June, which will have to wait for a period of up to six months.
He said, “We do not see the necessity of holding preliminary talks with Washington. We demand that the United States adhere to the nuclear agreement before any negotiations.”
He stressed that “Tehran is ready to engage in dialogue on regional issues, but America and Europe are required to take some steps.”
He said that the discussions on the nuclear agreement ended in 2015, and the Iranian missile system is separate from the issue of nuclear weapons
He stressed that Iran does not have nuclear weapons and is not seeking to possess them.
Zarif asked, “Are the United States and Europe ready to stop selling arms to countries in the region, especially Saudi Arabia?”
He said, “Tehran is ready to discuss its initiative to solve the Yemeni crisis with the Gulf states.”
He stressed that “the situation in Yemen must be resolved only through the Yemeni people, and this is part of the Iranian initiative, but Saudi Arabia is not doing enough to reach an agreement aimed at ending the Yemeni conflict.”