(Persia Digest) – The Iranian Foreign Minister has announced joint commissions with India for banking, oil, and trade, saying: “This was a very fruitful trip. Our agreements show that the international community wants to keep the JCPOA in full force.”

Following his meetings with his Indian counterpart Sushma Swaraj, Javad Zarif, stated: “As the MEA said today, India does not recognize these unilateral sanctions and both countries intend to continue and expand their ties in every field.”

The Iranian FM added: “We had very positive discussions about oil exploration and oil projects, direct commercial trade, foreign exchange and the use of national currencies between the two countries. Other discussions include the railways in Chabahar Port, North-South Corridor, and extensive transit routes between Iran and India.”

He continued: “The political will between our countries to continue with the existing synergy is excellent and I am very happy with my trip. This shows that the international community wants to keep the JCPOA in full force. Our trade partners and other JCPOA signatories intend to continue this trend until we receive the required guarantees from our JCPOA partners to forge ahead.”

Persia Digest reports that the Indian MEA, Sushma Swaraj, made an announcement yesterday, just before her meeting with FM Javad Zarif, that New Delhi will only apply the sanctions imposed on Iran by the UN and does not support unilateral sanctions by the US or any other country.

Javad Zarif, who had traveled to New Delhi at the head of a political and economic delegation on Monday morning, returned to Tehran Monday night.


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