Zarif talks JCPOA with European, Asian officials in Munich

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TEHRAN, Feb. 19 (MNA) – On the sidelines of the 53rd Munich Security Conference, Iran’s FM Zarif held talks with a number of senior officials from European and Asian countries on Iran’s nuclear deal, as well as bilateral, regional and international issues.  

During his last two-day stay in the German city of Munich, Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif held talks with counterparts from Russia, France, UK, Spain, Italy, Norway, EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini, IAEA head Yukiya Amano, UN secretary general António Guterres, as well as Slovenian president and head of Germany's foreign policy commission.

In these meetings, various topics of international, regional and bilateral scopes were discussed between the sides. The major topic of discussion however was Iran’s nuclear deal and its implementation.

All sides in the meetings highlighted the significance of the JPOCA for the international community as the most successful contemporary example of peaceful settlement of one of the most complicated international crises, and voiced their full and unrelenting support for the continuation of its implementation.

The international aspects of the nuclear deal, the non-renegotiability of it, Iran’s full commitment to the deal as reflected in all IAEA’s reports, the impacts of JCPOA on global and regional stability, the necessity of full commitment from all sides to the deal, and finally the keen interest of all sides for expanding bilateral ties with Iran by making use of JCPOA-related opportunities were other topics discussed in the meetings.

Zarif further called on the European Union to stand against those countries which spread Iranophobia to create a false sense of terror at the regional and global levels and exasperate the current situation with further skepticism and ambiguity.

The Iranian foreign minister also met with Afghan president, Iraqi PM, Turkish FM, and defense ministers of Lebanon, Pakistan and Singapore. During these meetings, the sides discussed bilateral issues and conferred on the latest developments in the region, particularly in Yemen and Syria.

Expanding bilateral cooperation in line with preserving and expanding peace and security in the region as well as confrontation with terrorist groups were all underscored by all sides in the meetings.

The 53rd Munich Security Conference was convened on Friday and will wrap up on Sunday in the German city. 

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