TEHRAN, Oct. 01 (Press Shia Agency) – Iran’s Javad Zarif has said his last month’s letter to Federica Mogherini criticized the manner in which JCPOA wss implemented.
Zarif told IRIB news center on Saturday that the letter voiced Iran’s deep concerns over implementation of the JCPOA which rendered Iran’s economy absolutely unaffected by any positive outcomes; “I felt the need for something written where we requested a meeting in person where foreign ministers of JCPOA parties should attend; the session however met and addressed Iran’s concerns and fears,” he added.
In a different issue, he rejected German Minister of Economy’s remarks which had conditioned improved economic relations on Iran’s recognition of the Zionist regime as a sovereign country; “Iran is a sovereign nation and no country would exert influence on it to change policies according to its whims; we have fixed policies on all issues in the region and had been a pivot in fighting terrorism,” he emphasized.
“The US should abandon its Iranophobic propaganda to expiate their past misguided policies about Iran; however, the administration avoided paying political costs in acting according to its JCPOA commitments, especially during a time critical as November presidential elections,” Zarif told the press. “They have been lax in their commitment to encourage and ensure the companies and banks that their interaction with Iran would bring no sanctions and fines to them; they should provide some compensations to those past mistakes which damaged Iran’s reputation as a safe economic and investment haven,” he suggested.
On new negotiations with Canada, Zarif provided a hopeful prospects, however said that Iran had made some demands which required further examination by both sides.