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Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif has arrived in Germany to attend the 55th Munich Security Conference.
Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif called on the European Union to meet its obligations under the 2015 nuclear deal, saying if the EU wants to set preconditions for the implementation of their commitments, Iran may walk away from the deal.
Judiciary Chief Ayatollah Sadeq Amoli Larijani has censured what he called the E3’s conditions for implementing a financial mechanism to protect Iran-EU trade, saying Iran won’t accept the bloc’s “humiliating” conditions.
Iran’s Deputy Foreign Minister Abbas Araqchi has flown to Paris to attend the sixth round of political talks between Iran and France.
Last week’s announcement by European powers that they are to launch a financial mechanism for Iran-EU trade would not affect Iran’s approach on joining the Financial Action Task Force (FATF), two Iranian officials said.
Iranian Parliament Speaker Ali Larijani says the US move to organize an anti-Iran conference in the Polish capital Warsaw testifies to Washington’s failure in the region, as the country wouldn’t need to hype up such a conference if it had achieved its goals in the region.
Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman Bahram Qassemi says Tehran welcomes the EU’s announcement of its special financial mechanism for trade with Iran, but considers it as a first step that should be followed by quicker implementation of other commitments.
The European Union has announced a long overdue special mechanism, called INSTEX (Instrument for Supporting Trade Exchanges), aimed at facilitating trade with the Islamic Republic of Iran in the face of the US sanctions.
Bulgarian President’s Secretary for Foreign Policy Dimitar Arnaudov has expressed his country’s resolve to enhance its all-out relations with the Islamic Republic of Iran.