3 Owji expressed the hope that major Western governments would understand correctly the world’s present sensitive and critical circumstances and adopt a logical approach toward ensuring global energy security.
4 He warned that this year’s winter is very important for the entire world, Europe in particular, calling on the Europeans to think of solutions in advance.
5 The minister said Iran has frequently highlighted the necessity of de-politicising the energy sector, stressing that the return of Iran’s oil to the world market can help restore balance and calm to the market.
6 He added that Iran has always held that undermining global energy security and intensification of market fluctuations is a zero-sum game for all players.
9 Former U.
10 S. President, Donald Trump pulled the U.
11 S. out of the deal in May 2018 and reimposed sanctions on Iran, which responded by abandoning some of its nuclear commitments under the JCPOA.
12 Eight rounds of talks on restoring the deal have been held in Vienna since April 2021, but have so far failed to reach a breakthrough.