TEHRAN -- Iran’s outgoing foreign minister and the EU’s high representative for common foreign and security policy have discussed the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, Vienna talks on the revival of the nuclear deal, and the U.S. breach of the agreement.
Enrique Mora, the deputy secretary general of the European external action service for political affairs, who visited Tehran to attend new Iranian President Ebrahim Raeisi’s inauguration as the European Union's special envoy, met with outgoing Iranian Foreign Minister Muhammad Javad Zarif.
Zarif highlighted the history of the talks that culminated in the JCPOA and the problems created in the process of its implementation because of the U.S.'s violation of its commitments and lack of good faith.
He also pointed to the challenges of the Vienna talks aimed at reviving the JCPOA, according to the Iranian Foreign Ministry’s website.
Zarif praised the efforts of Josep Borrell, the secretary general of the European External Action Service, and criticized the stances of the three European countries and their inaction towards the U.S. breach of its commitments in recent years.
He also urged the Europeans to pay more attention to the realities and avoid supporting policies that are based on pressure and threat.
In a separate meeting in Tehran, Mora held talks with Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister Abbas Araqchi and discussed the most pressing issues of the region and the world, especially the latest developments in Afghanistan.
Araqchi and Mora also exchanged views about mutual cooperation and relations between Iran and the European Union in different areas.