Zarif: Europeans are not in a position to criticize Iran

Zarif: Europeans are not in a position to criticize Iran
ID : N-5750 Date : 2019/06/09 - 10:13

(Persia Digest) – The Iranian Foreign Minister has said: “The EU and other signatories of the JCPOA nuclear deal have the duty to normalize economic relations with Iran. They must now report on normal this has become.”

On the sidelines of a ceremony in Tehran on Sunday, Javad Zarif stated: “Trips by the Japanese Prime Minister and German Foreign Minister to Tehran, and President Rouhani’s visit to Bishkek and Dushanbe to meet with the leaders of these countries, is an opportunity for Iran to elucidate its policies, exchange views on the future, and find solutions for policies that have targeted the whole world.”

Commenting on the upcoming talks between the Iranian and German delegations on Monday and whether Germany will have an answer for the European lack of success, he said: “Europeans are not in a position to criticize Iran, even regarding issues other than the JCPOA.”


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He remarked that Western policies have brought nothing but damages to our region, adding: “Some countries such as Germany put an end to arms sales to Saudi Arabia to bomb the Yemeni people. But in general, the West allows authoritarian regimes to commit crimes.”

Zarif reiterated: “The EU and other signatories of the JCPOA nuclear deal have the duty to normalize economic relations with Iran. They must now report on normal this has become. Efforts in the JCPOA are not important. Only results are important. To say that efforts have been made but were unsuccessful is all good; as such, we can also make unsuccessful efforts from now on.”


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Persia Digest (PD) reports that the German Foreign Minister will be arriving in Tehran on Monday for talks on the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action known as the JCPOA.

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