Iranian Foreign Minister, Hossein Amir-Abdollahian in a post on his Instagram stressed that the Islamic Republic of Iran is entering the talks with a pragmatic and result-oriented approach and it is determined to reach a good deal, but this calls for the effective and verifiable removal of sanctions and the return of all sides to full compliance with their commitments.
Here is the full text of Amir-Abdollahian’s message:
In the Name of Allah
Hi, dear compatriots. After the date for holding the Vienna talks was finally set, it was necessary to once again clarify the views of the Islamic Republic of Iran to the other sides. For this reason, over the past week, during the detailed and separate phone calls with the foreign ministers of the five signatories to the nuclear deal, JCPOA, (China, Russia, Britain, Germany and France), I placed emphasis on several points including: The Islamic Republic of Iran is entering the talks with a pragmatic and result-oriented approach and it is determined to reach a good deal, but this calls for the effective and verifiable removal of sanctions and the return of all sides to full compliance with their commitments.
I also pointed out that the US actions and violations including its imposition of fresh bans on Iran made it inalienably necessary that Washington give tangible guarantees. In light of this, my deputy Dr. Ali Bagheri has held candid, transparent and useful talks in European capitals.
The Islamic Republic of Iran does not intend to remain stuck in the stalemate of previous talks, as we already have access to those negotiations.
I believe if the other sides come to Vienna with a serious and positive view, it is possible to reach a good deal in a short time.
Just as I have reiterated time and again, the government of the Islamic Republic of Iran will diligently pursue the policy of developing balanced ties with other countries based on mutual respect and common interests and it is resolved to avoid tying the expansion of bilateral and multilateral economic cooperation to the JCPOA.