EU ready to work with Iran new administration: Spokesman

TEHRAN, Aug. 26 (MNA) – Peter Stano, the European Commission’s chief spokesperson on foreign affairs reacted to the appointment of Hossein Amir-Abodllahian as the new Iranian foreign minister.

Stano said that the new foreign minister of the Islamic Republic of Iran is the partner that the EU officials have been in touch with before.

The EU spokesman said that the Europeans are expecting the continuation of important negotiations on returning the JCPOA back on track. He also said that Europe is ready to cooperate with the new government in Iran.

Tehran has already held six rounds of talks with JCPOA participants known as the P4+1 with the aim of salvaging the JCPOA in the Austrian capital of Vienna.

During the talks, the Western powers were only killing time and were not ready to oblige the US to return the nuclear deal and lift the illegal sanctions the previous Trump administration had imposed on Tehran in blatant violation of the deal.

Meanwhile, when the Vienna negotiations were going on, Iran would warn that it would leave the Vienna talks if they take too long and if its legitimate demands as per the JCPOA are not met. Anyway, the other parties, especially the Europeans were killing time while the new US administration is still sticking to the Trump-era sanctions.

The current US administration has not yet fulfilled the promises Joe Biden made during his presidential elections campaigns to undo Trump's actions and return to the deal. In the meantime, Tehran has also stressed that the Biden administration's return to the agreement without lifting the sanctions is no of value.

The Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Khamenei said just at the start of the new administration of President Raeisi in Iran that the Western countries are not trustworthy. 

Meanwhile, the new Iranian foreign minister has previously made it clear he will pursue an Asian-focused foreign policy with relations with the neighbouring countries at the centre. 

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