Zarif: We are ready to retreat if Europe has committed itself to Iran's interests

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said Tehran was ready to limit its commitments to the nuclear agreement if Europe fulfilled its obligations in relation to Iran's interests.

During a press conference with his German counterpart Heiko Maas, Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Jawad Zarif said that Iran has demonstrated its commitment to the nuclear agreement, and that the International Atomic Energy Agency confirmed this through 15 reports, saying that the steps of Iran is legitimate and based on the nuclear agreement, and hoped to come the efforts of Germany and the rest of the parties to the nuclear agreement fruit, as confirmed by Russia Today.

For his part, the German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas noted that Germany is still supporting the nuclear agreement, saying that "Washington's withdrawal from the agreement prevented the interests of Tehran, so we seek to compensate through the activation of financial mechanisms."

Maas stressed the keenness of Berlin to continue dialogue with Iran in the current circumstances, and said that "European countries cannot achieve miracles, but will seek to maintain the nuclear agreement."

The German Foreign Ministry said that Maas' visit to Tehran came in agreement with Britain and France, which supports the nuclear agreement, and coincides with efforts by Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe to spare the region the scourge of war.



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