Ali-Asghar Khaji, the Iranian foreign minister's senior assistant in special political affairs, who is heading the Iranian delegation to the 15th International Meeting on Syria within the Astana Format, held talks with the UN delegation headed by Geir O. Pedersen, the UN Secretary-General’s special envoy for Syria, in the Russian city of Sochi.
Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif says the Islamic Republic and the United States need to hold negotiations, not on all issues, but on certain issues like oil or Persian Gulf security.
Governor of the Central Bank of Iran Abdolnasser Hemmati says the South Korean banks that have blocked Iran’s funds should pay the damage suffered by Tehran during the past two years.
Iran’s foreign ministry spokesman says there is a “striking contrast” between US President-elect Joe Biden’s comments and Donald Trump’s acts, but Iran must wait and see how the incoming administration will act.
The Iranian foreign minister says he had “professional relationship with US President-elect Joe Biden based on mutual respect” when he was a senator at the US Senate.
Iran’s permanent representative to international organizations Kazem Gharibabadi says the country has taken a new step in its uranium enrichment activities.
A senior Iranian official says the United States should not pull out of Afghanistan irresponsibly; rather, it should restore the destroyed infrastructure before leaving.
An expert on Middle East affairs says Joe Biden’s return to the 2015 nuclear deal with Iran will be the beginning of broader negotiations between Tehran and Washington on non-nuclear issues.
A senior Iranian politician says if Joe Biden wins the US elections this year, hardliners will have little chance to win the 2021 presidential elections in Iran.
A former Iranian diplomat believes if US President Donald Trump remains in the White House, his hawkish associates will try their best to wage a war between the United States and Iran.