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Tehran has hosted the 9th round of political consultations between Iran and Norway, which was co-chaired by Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister Seyyed Abbas Araqchi, and Secretary General of the Norwegian Foreign Ministry, Tore Hattrem.
Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister Seyyed Abbas Araqchi has warned the European parties to the Iran nuclear deal that the Islamic Republic is not going to wait forever to reap the economic benefits of the 2015 deal, and is going to give appropriate response to the US’ unlawful behaviours.
Iran’s Ambassador to France Bahram Qassemi has criticized European parties to the Iran nuclear deal for their failure to live up to their commitments under the JCPOA.
Head of the Imam Khomeini Relief Foundation (IKRF), the main relief organization of Iran, says the country’s government should have rejected the European Union’s offer to send €1.5 million in cash aid to Iranian flood-stricken people, as the amount was extremely small.
Iran’s foreign minister has criticised the European signatories to the 2015 nuclear deal for delaying the enforcement of a non-dollar payment channel, known as INSTEX, aimed at facilitating trade with Tehran under the US sanctions.
Iran has denounced the Group of Seven’s “untrue” and “unrealistic” positions on Tehran’s constructive and undeniable role in consolidating stability and security and in fight against terrorism in the region, saying that the country’s missile program is of peaceful and defensive nature.
Following the devastating floods which struck parts of Iran and left 70 people dead, several countries and international humanitarian bodies have started dispatching their aid cargos to the crisis-hit areas of Iran.
Iran is keeping pressure on the European parties to fulfill their commitments under the 2015 nuclear deal, Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said, stressing that Europeans could not shirk their obligations with a few unperformed plans.