Date :Thursday, July 11th, 2019 | Time : 05:35 |ID: 101893 | Print

Rouhani: Iran kept diplomacy door fully open

SHAFAQNA- Speaking in a meeting with Emmanuel Bonne, Advisor to the President of France, on Wednesday evening, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani stressed that Iran has kept the door of diplomacy and negotiation fully open, and we hope that the parties to the JCPOA take the best advantage of this opportunity until we reach the optimum point, which is the full implementation of the JCPOA”.

President Hassan Rouhani appreciated and welcomed activities initiated by President Emmanuel Macron, saying, “The main goal of the Islamic Republic of Iran is that the commitments stipulated under the JCPOA be fully implemented by its parties, and if they live up to their commitments, Iran will take new steps in completing its commitments”, Official website of the President of the Islamic Republic of Iran mentioned.

In the same meeting, Advisor to the President of France Emmanuel Bonne presented the written message of President Emmanuel Macron to Dr Rouhani.

French President Emmanuel Macron’s top diplomatic adviser Emmanuel Bonne arrived in Tehran on Wednesday morning and has already met with the Iran Foreign Minister Zarif and Secretary of Iran’s Supreme National Security Council Ali Shamkhani.

During the Wednesday meeting in Tehran, Mohammad Javad Zarif and Emmanuel Bonne conferred on international issues and the latest developments in bilateral ties between Tehran and Paris.

During the meeting with Shamkhani, Bonne said “I have not come to Iran as a mediator, and I am not carrying any messages from the United States to Tehran.”

He also said that despite US sanctions and contrary to the will and actions of the United States, Iran has gained considerable power and influence in regional and international developments over the past 20 year, Mehr News Agency told.

He pointed out that Emanuel Macron is seeking to achieve joint initiatives to establish a ceasefire in the US economic war against Iran, and believes that this will reduce the increasing tensions in the region.

The French diplomat added that “given Iran’s undeniable role and influence in the region, Paris is interested in continuing dialogue and cooperation with Iran to manage current crises in Syria, Yemen, Iraq and Lebanon.”

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