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Iranian foreign ministry spokesman says foreign ministers of Iran and other parties to the 2015 nuclear deal are likely to hold a meeting on the sidelines of this year’s UN General Assembly in New York to discuss efforts to salvage the nuclear pact.
Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif says Iran could increase uranium enrichment should the European Union continue to act passively in the wake of the US withdrawal from the Iran nuclear deal.
A senior Iranian official has discussed the latest developments in the Middle East, particularly the ongoing crises in Yemen and Syria, with top European diplomats.
A senior Iranian nuclear energy official says Tehran is ready to enrich uranium beyond previous levels in case the remaining parties to the country's 2015 nuclear agreement fail to salvage it.
Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister for Political Affairs Seyed Abbas Araqchi said the European parties to the 2015 nuclear deal known as the JCPOA have a deadline of November 4 to fulfill their pledges to offset the US sanctions on the Islamic Republic.
A senior British diplomat says he held “useful conversations” with Iranian officials in Tehran on the 2015 nuclear deal and the fate of British-Iranian dual citizen Nazanin Zaghari, who is imprisoned in Iran.
Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman Bahram Qassemi says the offers made by Europeans to save the Iran nuclear deal have so far failed to meet Iran’s expectation, but Tehran is still hopeful Europe could convince it to remain in the deal.
The foreign ministers of Iran and France have, in a phone conversation, exchanged views on a host of issues, a few days after the European diplomat’s call for talks on Tehran’s missile program and regional policies.
Iran’s parliament speaker says the Europeans have asked Tehran to remain in the nuclear deal for now, vowing to ensure the country’s interests under the JCPOA.
Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said complying with the 2015 nuclear deal between Tehran and world powers “in deeds and not just words is not Iran's only option”.