TEHRAN (Press Shia) – Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif and his Hungarian counterpart Péter Szijjártó, in a phone conversation on Tuesday, discussed issues of mutual interest, including ways to boost bilateral relations.

During the Tuesday phone call, the two sides conferred on the latest situation of bilateral ties between Tehran and Budapest.

They also talked about the nuclear deal between Iran and world powers and underlined the need for all parties to remain committed to the JCPOA, the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action or the nuclear agreement between Iran and the Group 5+1 (Russia, China, the US, Britain, France and Germany), over the country’s nuclear program.

Iran and the Group 5+1 (also known as the P5+1) reached the 159-page nuclear accord in July 2015 and implemented it in January 2016.

The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) has verified Iran’s compliance with the JCPOA in all of its reports after implementation of the deal.

Zarif also thanked the Hungarian officials for offering sympathy to the Iranian nation over the earthquake that hit western Iran.

The Sunday tremor, whose epicenter was near Halabjah, southeast of Iraq’s Sulaymaniyah, measured 7.3 on the Richter scale. It killed at least 435 people, injured over 7800 and left massive damages in the Iranian border province.

Kermanshah’s provincial officials said about 12,000 houses both in urban and rural regions across the province have been totally damaged due to the strong earthquake.