#Iran Foreign Ministry spokesman welcomes the decision not to table a resolution on Iran in @IAEAOrg BoG saying «today's development can maintain the path of diplomacy opened by Iran & the IAEA, and pave the way for full implementation of commitments by all parties to the #JCPOA»
#Iran president: E۳ needs to know that @IAEAOrg is not a place for political games. Let us continue our technical work with the agency. We've reached a good understanding with it in recent weeks. US should lift sanctions so that IAEA inspectors can monitor without any difficulty.
#Iran FM spokesman reacts to @SecBlinken remarks on #Yemen: New US admin claims to be trying to end Yemen war, but we have not seen any action by them to stop the Saudi coalition's aggression … Their claim for bringing peace in Yemen have not gone beyond words.
#Iran president: If the parties, especially the #UnitedStates, have a serious will and if they fulfill all their obligations and lift the sanctions, Iran will immediately return to its commitments. #JCPOA
#Iran president chief of staff: - A resolution in IAEA Board of Governors will negatively impact #JCPOA talks & Iran's cooperation w IAEA. - Rouhani & Macron phone talk lasted more than an hour …It was agreed to work on ideas …US & EU need to take action in lifting sanctions.
#UN Secretary General @AntonioGuterres had a phone conversation with #Iran FM @JZarif over #Yemen, & called for continued Iranian efforts to help bring peace to Yemen. Zarif stressed the need to end the war, lift the siege and provide humanitarian aid to the Yemeni people.
#Iran president @HassanRouhani had a phone conversation with president of #France @EmmanuelMacron today on Tuesday. Macron is the second E۳ leader to contact Iranian president since Biden taking office in the US. Earlier, on Feb ۱۷, German Chancellor Merkel had contacted Rouhani.
#Iran FM spokesman: Today is the time of action by the US … This is the same team that negotiated #JCPOA & published a false fact-sheet saying this was the best accord US had ever made & told Congress they had deceived everyone.
#Iran FM @JZarif: Europeans, with the support of the US, have started a wrong move in the @IAEAOrg Board of Governors, and we think that this move will lead to a mess … We hope that reason will prevail, and if that does not happen, we will have solutions (measures).
#Iran FM Spox: Fulfilling obligations by all parties to the #JCPOA is not a matter of negotiation & give-&-take. All gives-&-takes were made ۵ years ago. US must end sanctions & return to commitments. This requires neither negotiation nor a resolution in IAEA Board of Governors!
#Iran Foreign Ministry spokesman says, «due to the recent positions & actions of the US & E۳, Iran does not see the time suitable for holding an informal meeting suggested by EU» FP chief, adding «#Biden admin has not abandoned Trump’s failed maximum pressure policy.»
#Iran's Foreign Ministry has summoned Turkish ambassador to Tehran over the remarks by #Turkey's interior minister about presence of PKK elements in Iranian soil. In the meeting, Iran also protested against the remarks by Turkish ambassador to #Iraq.
#Iraq's foreign minister @Fuad_Hussein۱, who is paying a visit to Tehran today, met Secretary of #Iran Supreme National Security Council Ali Shamkhani. Iraqi FM will later meet Iranian FM @JZarif. This is Iraqi FM's second visit to Tehran in a month.
#Iran FM @JZarif had a phone talk with #SouthKorea FM today on Wednesday, hoping South Korea will pave the way for Tehran to access Iranian Central Bank's frozen assets in the country soon. South Korean FM expressed hope that the Korean tanker seized by Iran to be released soon.
#Iran's government spokesman: No decision has been made yet on #EU proposal for an informal meeting betwn Iran & P۴+۱ with US presence as a guest. Our final decision depends on convincing us that the formation of this dialogue can help US fulfill its obligations.- via @AriyaEhsan
#Iran's envoy to the @IAEAOrg Gharibabadi: All additional access to the IAEA (Additional Protocol) will be suspended as of midnight and we'll have no commitments beyond the safeguards from then on. Necessary orders have been given to the nuclear facilities.
#Iran leader: We're determined to acquire nuclear capabilities commensurate with the needs of the country.Thus, Iran's enrichment limit won't be ۲۰٪, & we'll act by as far as the country needs, for example, for nuclear propulsion or other works, we may increase enrichment by ۶۰٪.
#Iran leader on dispute over understanding w IAEA: I heard there's a disagreement betwn parlment & govment. The disagreement needs to be resolved & it shouldn't show division …The govment sees itself obliged to implement the law, which is a good law. Two sides need to cooperate.
Iran-IAEA understanding has caused controversy in #Iran's conservative parliament.MPs argue the understanding contradicts parliament's law to stop Additional Protocol. Parliament, by ۲۲۱ votes for, ۶ against & ۷ abstained, referred the «disobedience» of the admin to the judiciary
#Iran's Foreign Ministry spokesman says Iran is yet considering the #EU FP chief's invitation for a P۴+۱ meeting where US is expected to attend as a guest, adding «we are in close consultation with our friends in Moscow and Beijing & also Europe».
#Iran's AEOI, in a statement, said Iran will keep the monitoring equipment information (camera footages) for ۳ months without giving IAEA access to tapes. It says if sanctions are fully terminated in ۳ months, Iran will give them to the agency unless they will be deleted for good
#Iran has not yet responded to the #EU FP chief @JosepBorrellF's invitation for an informal P۴+۱ meeting with US presence. FM @JZarif's remarks today that 'negotiations will begin once all #JCPOA signatories fulfill their obligations' is not a response to the invitation.
An Iranian official, on the condition of anonymity, said that the #Iran government has not entered into any talks with the US administration regarding the prisoners, and all messages are exchanged through the Swiss embassy in Tehran. - Nournews
#Iran president Rouhani & #Turkey president Erdogan had a phone conversation today discussing bilateral relations, regional cooperation & Iran’s policy toward the new US administration’s approach to the #JCPOA.
#Iran FM spox says scrapping resolution @IAEAOrg was due to «intensive diplomatic efforts in Tehran, Vienna & capitals of all BoG members, esp E۳, & also China & Russia»,adding «Iran hopes #JCPOA participants will be able to use this opportunity to ensure its full implementation»
#Iran president:We've left the way open for new US admin [to return]. Some friends had demanded compensation before talking to US. US direct damage to us in past ۳yrs has been over $۲۰۰B, but we told our friends to leave it for later stages & that US can return by lifting sancxns
#Iran president on reviving the #JCPOA: Let's not waste time. wasting time does not benefit anyone. If time is wasted, the US will be responsible. We've announced readiness …JCPOA won't be renegotiated …Those who favor diplomacy …need to know the path goes thru lifting sancxns
#Iran president: If the #FATF is bad, why are all countries its member? All EU countries, East including Russia, China, Turkey & our neighbors are its member. How come the whole world have a consensus on it and … we are just watching?
#Iran president: The tone of new US administration has changed a bit and it admits that the previous administration's actions were wrong, but the new administration has not yet taken a new step in lifting the sanctions, which is the main issue. #JCPOA#Biden
#Iran FM @JZarif says Iran and #SouthKorea have agreed on the mechanism for releasing Iranian frozen assets in South Korea, adding «apparently the Koreans have not yet received the necessary permissions [from the US], so they say they are following up the issue».- ICANA
#Iran president told French president "any unconstructive action or stance in @IAEAOrg Board of Governors can lead to new challenges & can complicate current situation«, adding »#JCPOA cannot be renegotiated in any way & the only way to preserve & revive it is to lift US sancxns"
#Iran government spokesman: If any resolution is passed against Iran in the @IAEAOrg Board of Governors, we'll have an appropriate response & decision, including a review of a recent understanding & joint statement with the IAEA.
#Iran Foreign Ministry spokesman @SKhatibzadeh: Some moves by #Biden administration are worse than Trump’s … They think multilateralism means getting together for a deceit and a plot. As long as they do not avoid this cognitive error, they will have miscalculations.
#Iran FM spokesman @SKhatibzadeh says Tehran will respond to «hostile actions»: «Iran will respond to action with action, and just as it will return to its commitments in proportion to the lifting of the sanctions, it will respond to hostile actions & behaviors in the same way».
#Iran FM spokesman: There has been no change in US positions or behavior, & not only the #Biden admin has not abandoned #Trump's failed policy of maximum pressure, but has not even announced its commitment to fulfilling its overall responsibilities under the #JCPOA & UNSCR ۲۲۳۱.
#Iran's AEOI chief Salehi warns against any resolution on Iran in @IAEAOrg Board of Governors, saying «Iran will have an appropriate reaction if the board issues a resolution against Iran in response to suspension of Additional Protocol … A letter has been sent in this regard».
#Iran FM @JZarif condemned US’ «dangerous» decision to hit Iraqi forces at a border area of #Syria, also warning that some recent «suspicious moves» seek to sour Iran-#Iraq ties. Zarif said «we stress the need for Iraqi government’s action to find perpetrators of these incidents»
#Iran's SNSC Secretary Shamkhani, in meeting with #Iraq FM, said the delay in implementing the law passed by Iraqi parliament on withdrawal of foreign troops from Iraq increases tensions in the region. Shamkhani added «we'll counter US plan to revive terrorism in the region»
#Iran's former top lawmaker Ali Motahari says he will run for president. Motahari, former deputy speaker of the parliament, is politically reformist but socially & culturally a conservative politician.- photo via Irna
#Iran's Central Bank governor: Iranian Central Bank has $۷B in #SouthKorea. At the first stage they will pay us at least $۱B. We've started extensive negotiations with #Oman, South Korea, #Iraq & #Japan. The atmosphere is much better now. It looks like this will happen gradually.
#Iran's government spokesman quoting the governor of Iranian Central Bank says that $۱B of Iran's frozen assets in #SouthKorea will be given to Iran, adding «there have been good agreements with Japan & South Korea on how to use Iranian money» in those countries.
#Iran leader: West knows very well that we're not looking for #nuclear weapons. The issue of nuclear weapons is a pretext. They even oppose our access to conventional weapons because they want to take away the components of power from Iran.
#Iran leader says «Iran does not even think of nuclear weapons …What prohibits Iran from producing nukes is Islamic principles.Islam bans nuclear & chemical weapons or any arms that kill civilians & ordinary people …Killing civilians & innocent ppl is American & Western method»
#Iran FM Spox on @JakeSullivan۴۶ remarks re prisoners issue: We've received some messages via Swiss embassy in Tehran & FMs of some countries that new US admin is ready to address the issue. We said via the same channel that FM @JZarif's proposal ۲ yrs ago in NY is still in place
The explanation that #Iran's AEOI has provided in its statement refers to the paragraph ۲ of the joint statement where it says «the IAEA will continue with its necessary verification and monitoring activities for up to ۳ months (as per technical annex)».
IAEA DG: ۱. #Iran will continue to implement comprehensive safeguards agreement. ۲. We reached a temporary, bilateral, technical understanding whereby IAEA will continue its verification & monitoring for up to ۳ months. ۳. We'll keep the understanding under review constantly.
#Iran's Foreign Ministry spokesman @SKhatibzadeh reacted to the remarks by US NSA @JakeSullivan۴۶, saying «the news is not true as stated and there are no direct talks between Iran and the United States in any field …Our priority is the release of Iranian prisoners in the US».
#Iran president (to Erdogan): Lifting of sanctions by the US is a legitimate & reasonable demand by Iran, which we have repeatedly emphasized. Iran will return to its obligations if sanctions are lifted. Iran's strategy, as has been repeatedly stated, will be action for action.