TEHRAN (Press Shia) – Iranian President Hassan Rouhani sent a verbal message to his Chilean counterpart Sebastian Pinera via a special envoy.

Iran's deputy foreign minister for economic diplomacy, Gholamreza Ansari, who is President Rouhani’s special envoy in a tour of foreign nations, held a meeting with Minister of Foreign Affairs of Chile Roberto Ampuero Espinoza in Santiago to relay the presidential message from Iran.

The Iranian special envoy had carried the same mission in Brazil a day earlier.

The Iranian administration has enhanced political contacts with foreign leaders in recent weeks on the ways to save the 2015 Iran nuclear deal after the US exit.

Last week, President Rouhani told his French counterpart that staying in the JCPOA will be out of the question if Tehran cannot enjoy the benefits of the nuclear deal.

On May 8, the US president pulled his country out of the JCPOA, which was achieved in Vienna in 2015 after years of negotiations among Iran and the Group 5+1 (Russia, China, the US, Britain, France and Germany).

Following the US exit, Iran and the remaining parties launched talks to save the accord.