Iranian Foreign Minister, Hossein Amir-Abdollahian and his German counterpart Heiko Maas held a phone conversation, discussing bilateral relations, Vienna talks and regional developments.
During the conversation, Amir-Abdollahian mentioned to the history of good cooperation between the two countries of Iran and Germany in different fields and emphasized the need for expanding the bilateral cooperation.
Heiko Maas, for his part, pointed to the willingness of German companies to cooperate with Iran, expressing hope that this kind of cooperation would be strengthened by solving problems.
The two sides have also stressed on the importance of bilateral cooperation in fields of industry, renewable energy, power plants, agriculture, medicine, science and technology, and the environment.
Regarding the upcoming nuclear talks in Vienna, Amir-Abdollahian reminded that the US is the main cause of creating the current situation in JCPOA-related issues.
“The withdrawal of the US from the JCPOA in May 2018 and the inaction of three European countries involved in nuclear talks including the UK, France and Germany have increased distrust significantly. Therefore, complete lifting of sanctions imposed against Iran is a need,” he said.
He also stressed the need for European parties to refrain from making statements and provocative remarks.
“Using language of force and threats in negotiations process can’t help solve problems and any inaccurate and untrue comments could jeopardize ongoing efforts,” Amir-Abdollahian stated.
Heiko Maas, for his part, said that his country understands Iran’s stance on being distrustful.
He emphasized that Germany will do its best to bring the United States back to the JCPOA.
Regarding the recent developments in Afghanistan and Yemen, Amir-Abdollahian stressed the need to send more contributions and humanitarian aid to alleviate the suffering of these countries.
Development in Lebanon and support for the legitimate government of this country was among the main issues emphasized by the two sides.