Iranian president rules out possibility to talk with U.S. “under current situation”
“In spite of favouring diplomacy over disputed issues, he is currently opposed to any negotiations with the United States.
“Today’s circumstances are not suitable for negotiations at all, as our conditions today are those of resistance and fortitude,’’ Rouhani said.
He urged for unity and consistency among the Iranians to overcome the economic challenges imposed by Washington.
Recently, Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei also ruled out any talks with the U.S. government over the disputed issues.
U.S. President Donald Trump pulled Washington out of the Iranian international nuclear deal in May 2018 and reimposed energy and financial sanctions against the Islamic republic. https://nnn.ng/iranian-president-rules-out-possibility-to-talk-with-u-s-under-current-situation/
Iranian FM leaves for Turkey for talks on bilateral ties, int’l issues
Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif on Sunday left for Turkey’s Istanbul for talks on bilateral relations and international issues, official IRNA news agency reported.
A high-ranking delegation accompanies Zarif during his one-day trip to the Turkish largest city, IRNA said.
Zarif is expected to meet his Turkish counterpart to discuss the current relations amid the anti-coronavirus efforts as well as major regional and international issues.
Iran and Turkey are considering reopening borders and resuming the flights which have been suspended since March over the COVID-19 pandemic.
On Monday, the Iranian foreign minister will fly to Moscow to review mutual and international issues with the Russian officials, Foreign Ministry Spokesman Abbas Mousavi said Thursday.
Zarif’s visit to Turkey and Russia would be his second diplomatic trip after a recent slowdown in the COVID-19 epidemic.
Zarif visited Syria last month and discussed cooperation amid the impacts of the coronavirus and mounting western sanction pressure on Syria.
Iranian FM to visit Turkey: Turkish ministry
Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif will pay a visit to Turkey on June 14 to 15, Turkish Foreign Ministry said on Sunday.
“During the visit, all aspects of bilateral relations will be discussed and views on regional and international issues will be exchanged,” said the ministry.
Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu on Thursday said that Turkey, Russia, and Iran plan to hold a trilateral summit of the leaders on the issue of Syria via a videoconference.
The minister said it was Iran’s turn to host the next Astana summit, but they are mulling a trilateral meeting via videoconference due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Ankara and Moscow have agreed on the leaders’ videoconference, and they are waiting for Iran’s response about the date, Cavusoglu said.
The Astana process was launched by Russia, Turkey, and Iran in January 2017 in an effort to bring all warring parties in Syria to the negotiating table as a complementary part of the UN-sponsored peace talks in Geneva.
Iran summons Afghan envoy over offenses on Iranian embassy in Kabul
Iran’s Foreign Ministry on Saturday summoned Afghanistan’s ambassador to Tehran over recent offenses against the Iranian diplomatic missions in Afghanistan, according to Tasnim news agency.
During the meeting, Iran’s Foreign Ministry representative expressed concerns about the impact of such moves by some Afghan political groups on the neighborly relations between Iran and Afghanistan.
A number of Afghan political groups recently caused offenses on the Islamic republic’s embassy in Kabul and other missions in Afghanistan over the death of some Afghan nationals who were planning to enter Iran “illegally” last month.
Besides, the gathering protested against what they called mistreatment of Afghan nationals by Iran’s security forces after three Afghan migrants were killed and a number of others injured when a vehicle of human traffickers crashed in Iran’s central province of Yazd.
Iranian FM to visit Turkey, Russia for bilateral, int’l talks
Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif will travel to Turkey and Russia next week for talks on bilateral as well as on international issues, official IRNA news agency reported on Thursday.
Zarif will travel to Ankara on Sunday and will visit Moscow the following day to discuss the latest developments on the issues pertaining to the bilateral relations and the major regional and international issues, the Foreign Ministry Spokesman, Abbas Mousavi, was quoted as saying.
The Iranian foreign minister’s visit to Turkey and Russia would be his second diplomatic trip after a recent decline in the pace of COVID-19 increase.
Zarif visited Syria last month and discussed the topics of mutual cooperation amidst the impacts of novel coronavirus outburst and mounting western sanction pressures on Syria.
On Friday, Iran’s Foreign Ministry slammed the renewal of European sanctions on Syria and condemned the recent introduction of new financial bans against the country as “unlawful and inhuman.”
Iran and Russia have been major allies of the Syrian government against the armed rebels since 2011.